‘All You Need Is Shoes’: The Myth Of Running’s Accessibility

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A group of runners in a road race visible from mid waist down.
Rich Orris (CC BY-SA 2.0)

The history of running, or jogging as it was originally called, features a lot of white, male figures and unfortunately, while more women have taken up the sport, the community is still overwhelming represented by white people. We talk to a historian and runner about the history of the sport, the complexity of ‘running while black’ and the conversations that Ahmaud Arbery’s death has sparked.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Natalia Petrzela Guest

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