In our latest issue, cover artist Kathleen Marcotte honours iconic women in the field of running. In her piece ‘#Womenrunning’, she uses beautiful illustrations to celebrate the athletic achievements of Alice Coachman, Diane Leather, Wilma Rudolph, Bobbi Gibb, K. Switzer, and Mahsa Torabi.  Achievements that have consequently paved the way to making running more inclusive.

Marcotte hopes that “Like the Wind readers are inspired by their stories, and that as runners we continue to recognise the athletic accomplishments of women”.

About the Cover Artist

Kathleen Marcotte currently works as an illustrator/ designer in Cleveland, Ohio, at American Greetings – the greeting-card company – where she draws unicorns, birthday cakes, gnomes, and anything else you might find on a greeting card. With a playful and graphic aesthetic, she creates artwork that is as fun and visually-engaging as it is significant and inspiring.

Wilma Rudolph – First American Woman to win 3 Olympic gold medals
K. Switzer – First woman to run the Boston marathon as a numbered entry
Mahsa Torabi – First woman to publicly finish a marathon in Iran


As well as illustrating issue 14’s cover story and #Womenrunning, Kathleen Marcotte also illustrated ‘Finding Your Legs (again)’ on p. 62.

Read and view her contributions in full here.To see more of her work, visit Kathleen Marcotte’s website

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