A woman in atheltic clothes rests her hands on her knees

The historic hurdles of women runners

When elite women runners cross finish lines they are stepping over a history that didn’t want women running at all. Maggie Mertens joins host Krys Boyd to discuss how the modern Olympics were originally meant solely for men, the health excuses invented to keep women on the sidelines, and how innovations like the humble sports bra revolutionized sports. Her book is “Better Faster Farther: How Running Changed Everything We Know About Women.”