Olympic medalist Molly Seidel, who will compete in the upcoming Boston Marathon, wants to empower girls and young women to embark on a career in athletics.
(22-4-2022). Runner and Olympic medalist Molly Seidel declares, as part of the Puma Platform ‘ella She moves us’: “Nothing in the world makes you feel like running”. The campaign wants to empower girls and young women, improving their rights around the world.
Athlete Molly Seidel has spoken candidly about the sacrifices and challenges of being an elite runner in a videotaped conversation for sports brand Puma’s ‘She moves us’: “I’ve had to challenge the masculine standards in my sport… there are certain ideas about what type of body a runner should have, and they have prevailed for a long time in a sport dominated by men. I think as women’s long-distance running becomes more prominent, we’ve been able to show that you don’t have to have a particular body type to be successful. You can succeed being who you are.”
The Olympic bronze medalist, who will compete in the upcoming Boston Marathon, wants to empower girls and young women to embark on a career in athletics: “I want young women to know that you can work hard and have fun. It is believed that to be successful in this sport you have to be serious, self-sacrificing, uncompromising. And I want to challenge that idea and say that to win it is essential to enjoy what you do a lot.
An empowerment campaign
‘She Moves Us’ wants to empower girls and young women, improving their rights around the world, through the sharing of stories and joint efforts that inspire them. Global pop star and Puma ambassador Dua Lipa said: “Sharing success stories is part of changing the narrative, especially in areas like sports and entertainment that have tended to amplify the achievements of men. Women already act in all fields and celebrating their achievements is exciting and empowering. We want to encourage and support women who rise up and shoot for the stars.”
Puma has an inclusive product offering for women and girls in sport: underwear, sportswear, a range for maternity and specific performance products designed exclusively for women. Puma supports all female athletes to perform at the highest level and works with organizations and partners committed to breaking down barriers in sport.
To watch the full Molly Seidel “She Moves Us” video interview, go here: