Celebrating Excellence in Women’s Running

March 3, 2022

Join UCAN for a live virtual event featuring Sara Hall, Emily Sisson and Emma Bates

/SPORTSWIRE WOMEN/ – American women are running faster than ever, from the elite level all the way down to amateur marathoners.

“Every single race, I feel like people are going after records,” says Emily Sisson, who ran the fastest U.S. marathon debut on a record-eligible course. “It’s a cool time right now. It kind of makes everyone raise their game.”

Get inside the minds of 3 of the top U.S. womens runners today for a one-of-a-kind discussion celebrating the excellence of women in running hosted by podcaster Ali Feller.

  • Sara Hall, American Half Marathon Record Holder
  • Emily Sisson, 2021 U.S. Olympian (10,000m)
  • Emma Bates, 2nd Place 2021 Chicago Marathon

Register at ucan.co/celebrate-womens-running to join LIVE at 4 PM EST on Tuesday, March 8.

The event is presented by UCAN, the leading nutrition trusted by elite and amateur women to fuel their personal best and ensure they get the most out of their training with a scientifically-proven source of energy.

As part of the event, the women will share the training, mindset, and nutrition strategies they’ve relied on to achieve success, including how they use UCAN to fuel their training and daily performance.

Sara Hall, who set the American record in the half marathon earlier this year and ran the 3rd fastest U.S. women’s marathon of all-time in 2020, has been a long time user of UCAN. As a human biology major, she’s always been conscious of what she puts into her body.

“UCAN is a product I’ve really believed in for many years,” says Hall. “I’ve used it to fuel all of my fastest races, including my American record-setting half marathon. I love that it provides long-lasting energy so I can finish strong.”

Emily Sisson was the top American at the Tokyo Olympics in the 10,000m and holds the records for the fastest half marathon and marathon debuts by an American. Now fully focused on training for the marathon, she’s partial to fueling strategies that don’t bother her sensitive stomach.

“I’ve noticed a big difference in my energy levels throughout the day with UCAN, especially after a harder effort,” says Sisson. “I used to crash and burn after my workout and I don’t get that anymore. When I have UCAN, it really helps hold me over after a workout until I can have a substantial meal.”

Emma Bates will be representing Team USA at the World Marathon Championships this summer and finished 2nd at the 2021 Chicago Marathon. She’s battled through GI distress in the past and finds UCAN to be much easier to digest during her runs compared to sugary fuels.

“What I really like about UCAN is that I don’t feel an immediate change, but I notice my body just feels better for longer,” says Bates. “With UCAN, I’ve felt so much better throughout the runs compared to taking other gels, where I would feel this burst of energy, but then it would be so short-lived.”

With Hall, Sisson and Bates, UCAN has 3 of the top 5 fastest active American women’s marathon runners on the team. 31 of the participants at the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials also relied on UCAN to optimally fuel their journey – a diverse group of athletes including women working full-time as radiologists, teachers, occupational therapists and more.

They’re part of a growing number of women athletes who rely on UCAN to be at their best, including 5x U.S. Olympic gold medalist and Team USA Water Polo Captain Maggie Steffens and Olympic medalist & pro triathlete Katie Zaferes.

“Women frequently find themselves on a tightrope after exercise,” explains Dr. Cathy Yeckel, human metabolism researcher and Assistant Clinical Professor at Yale University. “If blood sugar dips too low there is a strong drive to eat whatever is handy. UCAN helps steady and sustain blood sugar, giving the time to make smart nutritional choices.”

Whether you’re an athlete who needs energy to power you through your workouts and competitions, or an active woman looking to manage your fitness and health goals, UCAN provides a reliable solution with its steady supply of efficient calories to meet your energy needs.

About UCAN:  

Based in the US, UCAN is a company that’s changing the way you think of energy – with food products that provide athletes and active people the foundational energy insurance that they can rely on to achieve their performance and fitness goals. UCAN products utilize SuperStarch®, a slow-releasing, low glycemic carbohydrate that delivers steady, long-lasting energy without sugar. This patented energy source is unique to UCAN products and was originally created to help a child with a rare metabolic disorder maintain stable blood sugar. UCAN Edge, Energy Pouches, Powders, Energy Mix and Energy Bars are trusted by over 400 pro and college teams, Olympians, elite endurance athletes, thought leaders in health and performance, and recreational athletes, all seeking a healthy way to unlock peak performance. Learn more at ucan.co, and get the latest news in the UCAN world by following @GenUCAN on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. UCAN nutrition products are currently available in powder, pre-mixed, energy mix, and bar formats, in a variety of flavors, at 350+ specialty run, bike and tri stores around the country, Lifetime gyms, and can be purchased online at ucan.co or on Amazon.