Who run the world? Girls. Beyonce really did sing it best. So on International Women’s Day we a turned to some of Canada’s top female runners to find out what this day means to them as an athlete, women and mother. As we all rally together and #PressforProgress we would love to hear who are the women that inspire you, motivate you and get you running in your world. Tag us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the #iRunWomen and you may appear in an upcoming issue.
“To me, International Women’s Day brings meaning to the path to equality in our modern world where everyone can pursue their very best regardless of gender or orientation. In sport, I draw strength from the movement and find it motivating to be fearlessly independent to take risks and go for it at my very best! Most importantly, it’s a good opportunity to share with the next generation of Canadian running talent on what I have learned and hopefully inspire some future women’s stars.--Rachel Hannah
“I believe International Women’s Day is hugely important and worth everyone stopping and taking note of some of the amazingly strong and empowered women that are out there trying to make the world a bit better. There still those who will try to detract from the positive nature of this day, which is all the more reason for strong women to continue to celebrate each other and continue to generate momentum for future gains. We need all of the momentum we can get.” –Lanni Marchant
“While it can have its challenges, I thoroughly enjoy the balance of life as an athlete, mother, and health professional. In particular it’s incredibly enjoyable to be a role model for my young daughter, and other mothers also juggling multiple balls in the air. I enjoy being a woman! “–Krista Duchene