It started with a New York Times article I read in 2007 titled "See Jane Run. See Her Run Faster and Faster." Writer Gina Kolata's thought-provoking article was about what happened when her son asked her if she ran just to run or whether she had a purpose in mind.
As Kolata tried to answer that question for herself, her personal experience led to the discovery that unlike male runners who get slower on average as they age, women are posting faster running times as they age.
Elite running coach Ralph Vernacchia opined that older women know what it means to try harder.
Read the rest at AOL's MyDaily.
By the way, Gina Misiroglu of Red Room put me in touch with the AOL people, which is one of the great ways she's bringing traffic to Red Room and getting attention for Red Room's authors.