April 4, 2022

10: The Future of Female Performance is FASTR with Dr. Emily Kraus and Dr. Megan Roche

In this Episode

Okay, Feisty friends, if you are looking for some inspiration and motivation – this is the episode for you.

This week, Sara talks to Emily Kraus and Megan Roche. Emily is the FASTR program coordinator, MD, a clinical assistant professor at Stanford children’s orthopedic and sports medicine center, a seven-time marathoner, and a two-time Boston finisher.

Megan is the FASTR lead researcher, an MD, a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology, AND a five-time national trail running champion.

So what is FASTR? It is a program designed to conduct research and provide information for female athletes. Sara talks to Emily and Megan about the moments they first realized there was a gender gap in sports science research, and how they are working to close that gap. Further, they discuss how women have certain advantages built into their physiology to help them perform, and what Emily and Megan would do if they could conduct ANY research on female performance broadly.

Follow the FASTR program on Instagram @stanfordfastr

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Follow Emily @emilykrausmd_sportscience

Follow Megan @meg_runs_happy

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