More than 2/3 of women experience harassment while running, study finds

February 29, 2024

Disturbing findings from a University of Manchester study shed light on the harassment experienced by women while running, unveiling the reality that such incidents have become routine. With more than two-thirds of women experiencing harassment during their runs, the study exposes verbal abuse, threats, and even physical assaults as disturbingly common occurrences, The Guardian reported.

The study’s findings come on the heels of two horrifying incidents involving women runners in the past month: in early February, a 51-year-old Australian woman, Samantha Murphy, disappeared and police have since announced that they suspect foul play; last week, a University of Georgia nursing student, Laken Hope Riley, was found murdered after she didn’t return from a run on campus. Canadian Running