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Sophie Power

Date: 14th February 2024


In this episode, Charlie and Claire welcome ultra marathon runner, Sophie Power, as she shares her unique experiences around pregnancy and racing. Sophie caught the world's attention when a photo of her breastfeeding during the UTMB race went viral.

She explains the story behind the photo, revealing the roadblocks she faced from race organisers due to her pregnancy and the subsequent impact on her decision to run the UTMB race with her three-month-old baby.

Additionally, Sophie discusses the stigmas and barriers women face in sports and as mothers, her advocacy work like she races, her struggles with regaining fitness after pregnancy, and the importance of setting personal and family goals. Sophie also shares her book recommendations to educate women about their bodies and their health as athletes.


  • Discussing the Iconic UTMB Race Photo
  • The Story Behind the Viral Photo
  • Post-Pregnancy Training for a 106 Mile Mountain Race
  • The Role of Women in Ultra Running
  • The Impact of the Iconic UTMB Race Photo
  • Barriers for Women in Sports
  • Inclusive Changes in Race Policies
  • Balancing Motherhood and Athletic Goals

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