Like The Wind #41

Like The Wind #41

What does it mean to be a female runner in 2024?

When women come together to run, a space is instantly created where conversation pushes beyond running’s familiar parameters of distance and time and into the issues that connect women around the world, regardless of their social or geographical background.

In our 41st issue, Like the Wind opens up that conversation to all our readers.

Over 128 stunningly illustrated pages, we share stories from female runners around the world, talking about the cycles of life that women experience as their bodies adapt and mature, the freedom to lace up and run safely, and tales of the impact running has had on individual lives.

We also celebrate those women who have made an impact on our sport by being pioneers, campaigners, champions – or all of these. Plus, we open up our pages to young voices, giving the next generation a chance to talk about running from their point of view.

In issue 41, you’ll find stories including:

  • Life-changing: an in-depth feature talking to female runners across the world about how they combine elite sport with childbirth, menstruation, breastfeeding and menopause
  • LDN Sole Sisters: the groundbreaking London collective of 40+ Black women who took on The Speed Project, the legendary unsanctioned Los Angeles-Las Vegas relay
  • Nala Track Club: behind the scenes at Mary Ngugi-Cooper’s Kenyan school and running camp that is empowering young women
  • Leaders of the pack: profiling influential women in running from Dora Atim to Sophie Power and Latoya Shauntay Snell to Joan Benoit Samuelson
  • It’s a love thing: talking frankly about risk and fear (and perimenopause) with Nikki Love
  • Anais Quemener: the French marathon champ who faced a breast cancer diagnosis at a devastatingly young age
  • Young dreams: hearing the voices of teenage athletes from Massachusetts and California

Like the Wind has always strived to be different. By dedicating an entire issue to discussing what it means to be a female athlete in 2024, we want to spotlight women’s issues, allowing all our readers to join the conversation.