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Jake Riley thought losing weight would help him win. He found out the hard way how wrong he was. // From Runners' World.

She was suffering from RED-S, but she didn’t recognize it immediately. Once she did, she rested, ate a lot, and recovered quickly enough to win a national title in the 5,000 meters // From Runners' World

A new study reviewed the literature on how underfueling and overreaching may be intertwined in some cases, but not in all. The findings have big implications for how we talk about the nuanced world of training load and fueling in endurance sports // From Trail Runner

For many, the female athlete triad has stood in the way of lasting success in sports, but researchers are finally starting to understand the condition better—and help women avoid the long-term consequences // From Outside

Scientists have a new understanding of the similarities and differences between overtraining syndrome and relative energy deficiency in sport // From iRunFar

Read the highlights of an interview with distance running champion Lauren Fleshman on how to begin to change the culture of distance running to make it a more welcoming place for all bodies // From NPR


A podcast dedicated to supporting athletes suffering from the effects of Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport, and promoting research and understanding of this syndrome and the problems associated with it. We will interview athletes from various sports who have been affected by RED-S, as well as practitioners, coaches and therapists who will delve into the medical, psychological and performance impacts of this syndrome. We will aim to promote research and to raise awareness of the risks of RED-S to as wide an audience as possible // Podcast series by Charlotte Gibbs

"Kate Landau is a 43-year-old mom and physician’s assistant who most recently finished 14th at the U.S. Olympic Trials Marathon in 2:34:07. Last year, she ran a personal best of 2:31:56 to finish 13th at the Boston Marathon—and the morning we recorded this episode she ran a 2:34 marathon completely on her own. A five-time All-American at Georgetown who competed in the 1996 Olympic Trials in the 10,000, Kate returned to running in 2013 after a long time away from the sport and found her racing legs again a few years later. This woman is incredibly talented but Kate has an amazing story that extends far beyond her racing accomplishments. In this conversation, we talked about how she got her start in the sport, developing an eating disorder early in high school, something that she battled—along with injuries—well into her adult years" // Podcast by Mario Fraioli

This episode tackles important angles on the health and nutrition, of female athletes and delves into RED-S, or Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports. Abby speaks with Ruth Winder, current US National Road Champion, about her fight to stay healthy in a sport that prizes low weight, and Jackson Long, a nutritionist who specializes in athlete health // Podcast by Abby Mickey

"Champion distance runner Lauren Fleshman says 50 years after Title IX legislation, the sports world is still built for mens' bodies. She's now an activist seeking to change that by addressing important sex-based differences. We'll talk about her famous "Objectify Me" Nike campaign, inclusivity for transgender athletes, and how breasts, hips and menstruation shouldn't be treated as an impediment to athletic performance. Her book is Good for a Girl" // Podcast by Terry Gross


Resources for screening for eating disorders, how to find help, and how to give help

Resources for athletes, coaches, and supporters including signs and symptoms, personal stories, podcast and book recommendations, and more

"The FASTR program seeks to help close the gender gap in sports science research with an emphasis on early identification and interventions to prevent injury and identify ways to optimize performance in female athletes."

Do you know you're not okay, but do you not know where to start? Check out these tips to help you broach the subject with your doctor

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