18 year-old plus-size model Erica Schenk is featured on the cover of Women’s Running Magazine, fighting the misconception that all runners are ‘skinny’ – here’s the explanation from Magazine editor Jessica Sebor:
“I think that every woman goes to the magazine rack sometimes and feels like she can’t see herself in the cover images. We wanted our readers to feel like they could see themselves in our cover. Some women believe that since they have curves they can’t run or shouldn’t run. Running is for every body anytime. There’s a stereotype that all runners are skinny, and that’s just not the case. Runners come in all shapes and sizes. You can go to any race finish line, from a 5K to a marathon, and see that. It was important for us to celebrate that.”
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