Running is much more than just the physical mechanics of putting one foot in front of the other. It's a test of mental strength and willpower, and for many, it's also a form of meditation. These stories follow three women who have all been defined by a life-changing event. Running has provided a new perspective that has made it possible for these inspiring women to overcome their challenges and be stronger for it.
These are the Women Who Fly.
"Sitting in a jail cell made me realize this is my bottom, and I need to stop. And, I had to change my life."
- hoka Fan Catra Corbett
Catra is an ultrarunner, and she lives in Fremont, California with her dachshund, Truman. She has raced over 250 ultramarathons and is a prominent member of the ultra community.
Barriers of how we think and how much we dare to dream and how much we dare to chase those dreams and how much we dare to not give up. Our fears prohibit us from discovering so much about ourselves."
- hoka Fan Shirin Gerami
Shirin is the first ever female Iranian triathlete. She currently lives in London, but trains in Boulder, Colorado. Last year, Shirin competed at the ironman® World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.
"I had to fight really hard to be who I am today, and I faced it. And, I feel like that's how I want to face the world is, light and dark are part of our lives, right? And, you have to hold them with the same levity."
- hoka Athlete Devon Yanko
Devon is an ultrarunner and lives in San Anselmo, California. When she's not racing, training or travelling, she is the co-owner of a bakery.