Monday, July 16, 2012

Dr. Kassens interviews several Olympians

For the past two months Dr. Kassens has been blogging for Women Talk Sports (WTS). The site's mission statement reads:

With the goal of promoting and empowering female athleticism, WomenTalkSports.com is an online network that connects the best blogs relating to women's sports. The site aims to raise the level of awareness of women in sport by providing comprehensive sport coverage, spotlighting outstanding achievements, and working with sporting associations on advocacy issues and empowering programs.


Kassens, who writes under the handle "therunningeconomist", conducts interviews and analysis of distance running. Some of her biggest interviews came over the past few weeks during the US Olympic Track and Field Team Trials. Her interviews include those with Stephanie Brown-Trafton (2008 Gold Medalist, Discus) and Kara Goucher (two time Olympian, World Championship Bronze Medalist, fastest US female half marathon).

Currently her interview with Kara Goucher is one of the most read posts on the site.