Running With Muscle Featured in CrossFit Journal

After finishing a marathon first in her age group, Karly Wilson looked at the women next to her on the podium and noticed she was bigger—more muscular—than her fellow competitors.

The 28-year-old weighs 125 lb. That’s 35 lb. more than when she started running six years ago. Rather than slowing her down, the muscle has made her faster and less prone to injury, she said.

“People have to know that there is a healthier way to run,” she thought while standing on that podium.

Wilson knew that muscle, unusual for an endurance athlete, had allowed her to run a marathon a month, and she’s racked up more than 55 since 2011.

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