Women's Running hits new stride with plus-size cover model

The cover of Women's Running Magazine typically features a slim, sculpted woman — but this month the fitness digest is taking the road less travelled.
"Girls were crying about it." Plus-size model Erica Schenk was touched by the largely positive reaction to her Women's Running cover shoot. (James Farrell/Women's Running Magazine)

The cover of Women's Running typically features a slim, sculpted woman — but this month the fitness magazine has attracted much praise for taking the road less travelled. 

Proudly plus-size model Erica Schenk graces the cover of the August issue, racing toward the words "3 reasons your weight doesn't matter". The first time cover model and Jessica Sebor, the magazine's editor-in-chief, join Shad to discuss shifting attitudes towards physical diversity and why every body can be a running type. 

"I don't feel like I need to hide myself," says plus-size model Erica Schenk, who graces the August cover of Women's Running magazine. (James Farrell/Women's Running Magazine)


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