The sports world is still built for men. This elite runner wants to change that

January 10, 2023

A lot of tension is created for female athletes around their body,” acccording to champion distance runner Lauren Fleshman, a coach and now an activist working to promote equity in sports by recognizing the differences in male and female bodies. “There’s a basic level of education that coaches need to get, not just in physiology, but also in understanding socially what they’re doing, culturally, the environment they’re creating, that is working against their goals of having a healthy, consistent team that performs at their best.”

Fleshman’s new book, Good for a Girl: A Woman Running in a Man’s World, is a memoir and a critique of how the sports world treats female athletes. NPR