Have Women Started Overtaking Men? - The Running Channel

Have Women Started Overtaking Men?

31st March 2021

Have women started overtaking men in ultra-endurance running?

Many of you will have heard of the gender performance gap in sport but did you know that as the race distance gets longer, the gap shrinks? Some scientists have even suggested that in ultra runs over 195 miles women could actually be slightly faster than men.

Join Kate and Anna as they celebrate women in ultra-endurance running, highlight the women who are winning these races outright and delve deeper into the science behind why this might be happening.


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