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Lindsay Crouse of the New York Times

Lindsay Crouse of The New York Times joins the Runners of NYC Podcast just a day after publishing an op-ed and video that highlight’s how Nike does not guarantee female athletes a salary during their pregnancies or immediately after giving birth. It is a powerful piece that also featured Olympians Kara Goucher and Alysia Montano speaking out about the policy. We jump right into the conversation with a discussion about her latest opinion piece and the sports community’s reaction.

Lindsay is a senior staff editor at The Times and an Op-Docs coordinating producer. She grew up in Rhode Island and then went on to run cross country and track at Harvard. After college, she landed in New York City and worked her way to The Times, where she’s since put together some tremendous stories and columns on running and in particular women’s distance running.

In addition to all of that, Lindsay has completed 11 marathons and is planning to chase an Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier in the fall. We discuss how her experience as a serious runner also helps her work and storytelling process.

If you’re interested in following Lindsay on Twitter, she’s @LindsayCrouse.

This is Runners of NYC. A biweekly podcast from CITIUS MAG. Hosts Leigh Anne Sharek and Chris Chavez look to bring you many of the untold stories behind luminaries and legends that make up New York City’s running culture. You can catch the latest episode of the podcast on iTunes so subscribe and leave a five-star review. We are also on Spotify!

Show Notes:
Nike Told Me to Dream Crazy, Until I Wanted a Baby

How the ‘Shalane Flanagan Effect’ Works

When One of the World’s Most Visible Athletes Is Told She Can’t Be One

Fast Women – a newsletter recapping all things women’s running
The Kick – a running newsletter for women

GLOBAL RUNNING DAY – Mark Your Calendars!

Join us on Global Running Day on June 5, 2019, as we celebrate running and encourage others to get moving. No matter how fast you run or how far you go, what’s important is that you have fun being active and inspiring others in the community to join you. Leigh Anne and Chris want you to pledge to run and join the Runners of NYC team to see how many miles we can stack up. It’s simple. Visit Make the pledge and join the Runners of NYC team when you select your team name.

Don’t forget to share your posts on Global Running Day by using #GlobalRunningDay and following @globalrunningday on Instagram.


On June 6th, we are hosting our first-ever live show. We’re keeping the Global Running Day festivities going at Custom Performance. Jess Movold, who is a coach at Mile High Run Club and was most recently featured on the cover of Runner’s World will share her running story with us. Check-in starts at 6:30 p.m. at 295 Madison Ave #1026, New York, NY 10017. Spaces are limited so RSVP today!

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