"Why are so many running so fast? More women are running, certainly—and perhaps, getting healthy inspiration on social media.
“There’s no doubt the depth of women’s marathoning in the U.S. has skyrocketed over the past decade,” said Sarah Bishop, a coach and mother of four who qualified at CIM in 2017. “I have to think this is a direct reflection of more women simply getting in the sport—which has led to an enormous increase in BQs [Boston qualifiers] as well as OTQs [Olympic Trials qualifiers]. But I also think the popularity of Instagram usage in the past five years as a daily tool to post workouts and goals has been a huge motivator for a lot of women as they follow certain athletes and see what could be possible.”"
Really? This is the key factor driving the size of the women's trials field?