But is she hot?

"She should just retire if she wants to have kids...she'll get dropped by her sponsors." Stephanie Rothstein Bruce runs a 15-second PR in the 10k, just over a year after having 2 children. She is sponsored by Oiselle.

"Is Shalane Flanagan actually hot? I can never tell in pictures like this." Shalane Flanagan finishes 3rd in the 2016 US Olympic Marathon Trials to make her 4th Olympic team. She finished in the top-10 in the Olympics at age 38.

"Sara Hall isn't as athletic as her husband." Sara Hall as she runs a sub-2:30 marathon in 2017, her personal best.

"Women can't run marathons; it's too hard on their bodies." Sally McRae runs a 63-mile race as a Nike Trail Elite athlete, 6 months after racing the Western States 100-Miler for the third time in a row.

"Priscah Jeptoo's running form is awful; she could never win races like that." Priscah Jeptoo runs to a 1st Place finish in the 2013 ING NYC Marathon. She has the 3rd-best half-marathon time in the world.

"She'll never run below a 3:10 marathon; it's too hard for a non-elite woman." Michele Gonzalez trains for a new PR after running a 3:07 marathon in 2016. She is currently training to go sub-3:00 in the 2017 Boston Marathon.

"She needs to lose weight if she wants to run fast." Mary Johnson runs the fastest half marathon ever by an Athena runner in the Hartford Half Marathon in 1:25.

"Only 'skinny' runners should run in their sports bras." Kelly Roberts runs a personal best in the 2017 NYC Half Marathon. She is training to qualify for the Boston Marathon in April 2017.

"Kara Goucher is the hottest woman runner." Goucher finishes second in the 10k in the 2007 Track and Field World Championship. She had one of the fastest marathon debuts in US women's history.

"Jordan Hasay was great when she was younger...she's declined in recent years." Hasay runs the 3rd fastest half marathon by a woman in US history in 2017, weeks ahead of running her first Boston Marathon.

"She'll never qualify for the Boston Marathon--she's just had twins." Amanda Cruise runs a sub-3:00 marathon, over 20 minutes faster than the Boston Qualifying standard for her age group. She is currently training to run an Olympic Standard time in the marathon.

"Women over forty aren't fit." 42-year-old Heather Schulz runs a 1:21 half-marathon in 2017 for a first-place finish. She is training for a personal best time of sub-2:54 in the Boston Marathon.

"Woman runners are too muscular to be attractive." Aisha Praught Leer and Emma Coburn train after racing in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Emma Coburn was the first American woman to medal in the 3000m steeplechase. Aisha Praught Leer competed for Jamaica in the 1500m and 3000m steeplechase.

"Which Dibaba sister is the prettier one?" Genzebe Dibaba is crowned the 2015 World Athlete of the Year after racing in the IAAF. She holds world-record times in the 1500m, indoor 1500m, indoor mile, 2000m, indoor 3000m, indoor 2-mile, and indoor 5000m.

"It bothers me that Des Linden isn't as hot as I want her to be." Desiree Linden leads the elite women in the 2015 Boston Marathon. She ran the marathon in the 2016 Rio Olympics and is training to win the 2017 Boston Marathon.


*All photographs taken from each athlete's Instagram account

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