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We all have something big that we dream about doing, but too often we stop ourselves because logic says it's not possible. Through Stephanie's stories of training in active regions of conflict for ultra marathon races, you'll learn how a little crazy and impossible can change your life.

Earlier this month, 25-year-old Zainab took part in Afghanistan’s first official marathon, held in Bamiyan. The pioneering female runner talks about her training, her experiences, the opposition she faces when participating in sport, and her hopes to inspire other women and engender change

News coverage of Mahsa Torabi, Free to Run Ambassador in Iran, beginning at 3:30. Property of RTL Television.

Articles

2018
Trail Runner Nation Podcast, April Living Life Outside the Comfort Zone with Stephanie Case
Rocky Mountain Outlook, February From bombs to race bibs
OZY, January The Ultra-Runner Empowering Women in Conflict Countries

2017
Women’s Running UK, December Women who risk everything to run
Global News, December ‘Coldest marathon on the planet’ in Cochrane funds ice rink for girls in Afghanistan
NBC News, November Afghan Girls and Women Run in Mixed-Gender Bamiyan Marathon
Euro News, November Afghan women defy tradition to run marathon
Runner's World, September Asics? Check. Hijab? Check. Meet the Afghan Student in New York Running for Equality
The Berkshire Eagle, September Running for Freedom: Afghan women run 50-mile ultra race in Pittsfield State Forest
ESPN, September Meet the two amazing women running across America -- to break the same record
RaceBase, July An Interview with Stephanie Case (post Western States)
Strava, July Get In The Boat: A Story of The Western States 100
South China Morning Post, June On World Refugee Day, Hong Kong asylum seekers talk about how hiking has helped them regain their confidence and improve their health
Run Ultra, May Running Through Danger: An Interview with Stephanie Case
Outside Magazine, May Meet the People Making Running More Inclusive
The Guardian, April International women's team take on Marathon des Sables in world first
The Independent, April Women barred from Tehran marathon defy rules to complete their own race instead
Runner’s World, February Heroes of Running
Ultra Runner Podcast, February Stephanie Case – Rescue in the Alps and Pushing our Limitations
The Guardian, February 'Girls can do just as much as boys': groups that empower young women
The Runners Trip, February All Women Should Be Free to Run: A Campaign For Those Who Face Violence and Repression
Tough Girl Podcast, January Tough Girl - Stephanie Case - Ultra runner, human rights lawyer, and founder of Free to Run
South China Morning Post, February Pianist moved by plight of refugees in Hong Kong
Runner's World, January The Ultra-Activist: Stephanie Case
Calgary Herald, January Cochrane runners' race helps Afghan girls

2016
Daily Mail, December Canada's 'Marathon Man' finally achieves Afghan ambition
Calgary Sun, December Annual Cochrane run aiming to fund volleyball court for Afghan girls
Cochrane Times, December Run to aid Afghan girls
AFP News Agency, November Marathon in Bamiyan a symbol of freedom for Afghan women
LaCroix, November Le marathon de Bamiyan, une affaire de femmes et de liberté au pays des Bouddhas
Daily Mail, November Marathon in Bamiyan a symbol of freedom for Afghan women
Süddeutsche Zeitung, November Nachts von Wegweiser zu Wegweiser
Runner's World, November From Kabul to the New York City Marathon
Peace and Sport Watch, November Marathon in Bamiyan a Symbol of Freedom for Afghan Women
Outside Magazine, August Afghanistan’s Only Female Marathon Runner Is Racing to Keep Women’s Sport Alive
Peace and Sport Watch, June Running gives hope to Hong Kong's Stranded Refugees
LaCroix, June Hong Kong: la course à pied, palliatif pour réfugiés en carafe
Hong Kong Free Press, June Running gives hope to Hong Kong’s stranded refugees
iVoox, June Talking to Virginie Goethals about Free to Run
Daily Mail, June Running gives hope to Hong Kong's stranded refugees
Jezebel, May The woman who broke the rules by running the first international marathon in Iran
France24, April Iranian woman defies authorities to run male-only marathon
Runner's World, April Iran holds its first marathon, but women are excluded
South China Morning Post, March The healing powers of exercise for women refugees in Hong Kong

2015
PBS NewsHour, November In Afghanistan, using sports to fill the gender gap
Runner's World, November Afghanistan's Only Female Marathon Runner
Radio Free Europe October Runners From Around The World Race In Afghan Marathon
The Guardian October Running Afghanistan's first ever marathon
The Old Gold & Black, October Afghan student feels "Free to Run" in Spartanburg, at Wofford
The Guardian, October Afghanistan's female marathon runner defies danger to go the distance
Daily Mail, November Afghanistan's first international marathon: Runners compete under high security
BBC Persia, NovemberCharity marathon to combat thalassemia
Trail Running Canada, September Free to Run: An Interview with Stephanie Case
Women's Running UK, August Free to Run: Women living in conflict-affected areas given freedom to run
ITV News, August The first ever Afghan ultramarathon team complete the Gobi March 2015
First Run, July Sport has the power to change lives and communities