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Articles by Jessica Sebor


Jessie Sebor is the Vice President of Women's Running at Competitor Group. After finishing her first marathon at age 18, Jessie has run everywhere from Singapore to Prague and competed in hundreds of races including the Boston Marathon and the Bare Dare, for which she won the title of National Nude Running Champion. Jessie’s work appears at, Ultrarunning Magazine and has been selected for Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Essays. A former romance novel editor, it’s at Women’s Running where her true passions lie. You can reach her at

  • Why Our Cover Runner Contest Is Important

    By Jessica Sebor

    A look back at the decision to feature real women on the cover of Women's Running and what we hope you, as readers and runners, get from it.

  • Story Of The First And Last Finisher

    By Jessica Sebor

    At the 2016 Rock ‘n’ Roll D.C. Marathon, Martha Nelson, a 35-year-old biologist at the National Institutes of Health, and

  • Lacing Techniques To Cure Foot Pain

    By Jessica Sebor

    You've tied your shoes a thousand times, but did you know different lacing techniques can aid your feet? Here's three to try.

  • 10 Reasons To Run This Boozy Marathon

    By Jessica Sebor

    We’ll start with four letters: W.I.N.E. The Wineglass Marathon in New York is one of the longest-standing races.

  • This Race Lets You Run With Horses

    By Jessica Sebor

    At the Mongolia Sunrise to Sunset Trail run, racers pass through fields of wild horses, grazing yak and ancients shrines.

  • Holiday Gift Guide: Cat Lover

    By Jessica Sebor

    For the running buddy who loves felines, these gifts are quirkily purrfect.

  • Photos From Our Launch Party

    By Jessica Sebor

    We decided to kick off our final 2016 issue with a running (duh) party with the Project Start crew, including Candice Huffine.

  • Holiday Gift Guide: Zen Runner

    By Jessica Sebor

    She’s in the yoga studio as often as she’s meditating through mileage, so this runner deserves some goodies to help her bliss out.

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