‘Women Are Not Small Men:’ Dr. Stacy Sims and the Women’s Endurance Sports Revolution

April 11, 2024

“Women are not small men.” It’s a statement that Stacy Sims, Ph.D., a decorated athlete, exercise physiologist, nutrition scientist, and author, has made for years, as she and her teams have revolutionized women’s endurance sports.

Until recently, research into female athletes and what they need to succeed has been limited to non-existent, with women athletes often being treated as small men. Sims has spent the last two decades working to shift the paradigm for more gender equity in sports across the board, including in trail running and ultrarunning. iRunFar