The Shakeout Podcast: The Road to the First Olympic Women’s Marathon

March 19th, 2018 by Joan Chung | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

23-year-old Silvia Ruegger raced for Canada at the first Olympic women’s marathon.


The Shakeout Podcast: Silvia Ruegger, Pioneer of Women’s Running

December 27th, 2017 by Joan Chung | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | No Comments »

Silvia Ruegger’s dream of being an Olympian began in a farmhouse in Ontario.


The beginning is just the beginning: the story of Silvia Ruegger

November 14th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

By Adrian Del Monte When a 23-year-old Silvia Ruegger finished eighth in the 1984 Olympic marathon, in only her second marathon, she believed it was just the beginning. Then, when she ran 2:28:36 at the […]


Looking back 30 years to the first women’s Olympic marathon

August 7th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Before 1984, women had never been allowed to compete at the Olympics in the marathon. On Aug. 5 of that year, for the first time ever, a group of women set off at 8 […]


Lanni Marchant breaks Canadian marathon record

October 21st, 2013 by Michael Doyle | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

It took 28 years, but the Canadian Women’s marathon record has finally fallen. Lanni Marchant smashed Silvia Ruegger’s 1985 record on Sunday at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon by 37 seconds, running 2:27:59. The […]


No more speed work, no more schnooks, no more Stevil dirty looks

October 25th, 2011 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 11 Comments »

Ahhh, I heart the taper. It’s the only time – ever – I can lie on the couch, watch some quality TV and know for sure I’m not slacking.


IAAFor crying out loud!

October 3rd, 2011 by Rebecca Gardiner | Posted in Blogs | 13 Comments »

Last month the IAAF voted to discount any female world record set during a mixed gender race. Translation — who cares if you’ve dedicated your life to the sport, if you’re a woman you can only set a world record at the Olympics or the World Championships. Forget Boston, Chicago, NYC, Berlin etc. Only men can do that.