Tag: marathoner

Monday Morning Motivation: Perry Shoemaker

Perry Shoemaker racing at the Army Ten-Miler in 2016.

Perry Shoemaker is a 48-year-old mother of three who has qualified for the US Olympic Trials in February. As one of 380 women, she knows she is unlikely to qualify for Team USA, but as someone who is double the age of other qualifiers, she is an inspirational woman. Shoemaker Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Latoya Shauntay Snell

Image of a woman (Latoya Sunatay Snell) standing in a confident pose

I first read about Latoya Shauntay Snell in 2018. Someone had shared a photo of her running in a Facebook group. My first thought was to wonder where she had got her leggings from, so I did a bit of Googling and ended up on her Instagram page. Then I Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Jeannie Rice

Mature Korean woman standing next to a rack of medals.

This week’s Monday Morning Motivation is courtesy of Jeannie Rice, a veteran runner who is showing no signs of slowing down. Rice, a 70-year-old from Ohio, set an age-group world record at Chicago Marathon in October 2018.   Her finish time was 3:27:50, beating the previous age-group record by over 7 1/2 Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Rachael Arends

Rear view of a runner sprinting towards a finish line tape.

Today’s motivation comes courtesy of American runner Rachael Arends. Female victories in mixed-gender events remain rare and are usually limited to extreme endurance events. In 2004 Nature predicted that women would beat men at 100m by 2156. However, the prediction was based on the fact that women’s race times were improving more Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation: Last place finishers

Two men jogging in Central Park, New York.

Look no further for motivation this week. This CNN story details the inspirational stories of people who were the last-placed finishers in races around the globe. It examines what motivated them to complete the events when others in their situations would never have started. The final finisher: The inspiring stories Read more…

Monday Morning Motivation – Paul Tergat

Paul Tergat winning the 1998 World Cross Country Championships

Paul Tergat is a Kenyan distance runner. He was the marathon world-record holder from 2003 to 2007. He won five World Cross Country Championship titles from 1995 to 1999 and two consecutive World Half Marathon Championships in 1999 and 2000. Tergat currently focuses on the marathon. He finished second in Read more…