Running wasn't always a sport for females, but these women were the catalyst for change.
Check out these photos from a special anniversary event in Los Angeles.
The legendary runner answered questions before a Nike event in her honor.
The 28-year-old Briton kicked in the last mile to earn the victory.
The 33-year-old is hoping to become the first American to ever win the Beach To Beacon 10K.
Thirty years ago this summer, Joan Benoit Samuelson energized the women's running movement by winning the 1984 Olympic marathon.
The most successful runners listen to their bodies. Do you?
The Olympic gold medalist will be the guest of honor in Burlington Vermont next May.
The late Ted Corbitt will be honored as well.