Prior to the 25th anniversary of her historic Berlin Reunification Marathon victory, Uta sat down with writer Andy Edwards to share her memories of the beloved race—and welcome German marathon talent, Anna Hahner.
On September 27, Uta will fire the starting gun for the 42nd Berlin Marathon—25 years after her record-setting victory in the historic Reunification Marathon that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall. The German newspaper Berliner Morgenpost asked Uta for her memories of that storied day in 1990 when the Marathon was at last permitted to wind through East and West sections of the city.
Uta has been an active and enthusiastic supporter of the Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House and its annual fundraiser, a 5K/10K Run and 5K Walk, for the past nine years. This article discusses her involvement and engagement as well as the museum’s Kickstarter campaign for a planned documentary.
Louisa May Alcott, legendary author of “Little Women” and truly one of the first running girls, has been an inspiration to women around the world. In the museum’s blog, Uta was honored by being compared to this amazing women and role model.
Shortly after this year’s Boston Marathon, Uta visited with the STRIVERS Running Club for Girls in Natick, Massachusetts. The Boston Globe covered their get-together and this article describes how Uta talked with the girls about their dreams and her own running roots. She also gave them running tips and joined them in a few diagonals and even a little bit of yoga especially helpful for runners and beginners.
Writer Rich Fahey takes the readers inside the STRIVERS Running Club for Girls. He talks about founder Colleen Phelps’ vision and inspiration to introduce young girls to running, and the club members’ care for the wellbeing of others. Uta is one of the many supporters who have been actively encouraging the STRIVERS girls on their journey to fitness and health.
In preparation for the 118th Boston Marathon, Uta—who won the prestigious event three times—shares daily marathon tips with TODAY Show anchor Natalie Morales and TODAY.com during the last ten days leading up to the race.
In 2013, the Berlin Marathon celebrated its 40th anniversary. In conjunction with this milestone, Jörg Wenig spoke to Uta about her memories of her triumphs in Berlin, women’s running, and her history-inspired speaking series, “Running To Freedom.” On our Website, you can read an excerpt from the in-depth interview—published in Runner’s World, on the German Road Races Website, and in the program for the Berlin Marathon.
In Uta's op-ed piece, presented on The Boston Globe Website and in the Globe's print, the three-time Boston champion writes about the freedom to run, reflects on her East German roots, and shares her personal and emotional thoughts on the tragic events at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon attack, Uta talks with German public radio’s SWR Südwestrundfunk about her love for the marathon and the people of Boston as well as the future of this beloved race. She encourages fellow athletes to continue running and to offer support to those affected by the tragedy.
In this feature about the popular “Living at Your Peak” Vail Symposium, Uta gives more insights into her history-inspired session, “Running to Freedom.” Attendees will have the chance to discuss with her the desirability of change and how to reach goals—and also get an invitation to join her running class. Both events will be held at the Symposium’s highly-anticipated health summit.
Together with the "Living at Your Peak" Vail Symposium organizers, Jamie and John Stone, Uta enjoyed watching the USA Pro Challenge cyclists as they finished Stage 4 of their bike race in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Uta will be a fitness presenter at the upcoming health summit.
Emotional scenes and moments from the 116th Boston Marathon, presented by Boston.com. One of the video highlights is an interview with Uta—a three-time Boston winner herself—who discusses the unseasonal heat and the great women’s race.
The historic house museum prepares to celebrate its centennial and organizes its 6th annual 5K Walk/10K Run. Uta has been supporting the event and its cause as honorary chair since 2007. In this article, she pays tribute to the Alcotts’ progressive beliefs.
Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House executive director Jan Turnquist speaks with Uta in this interview about her beloved home in Concord, her admiration for Louisa May Alcott and her ongoing support for the Orchard House, which encourages the importance of exercise for a healthier life.
The popular PBS show NOVA followed 13 novice marathoners for many months during their preparations for the 2007 Boston Marathon. Uta was the team’s source for inspiration and practical advice and in this podcast she talks about her philosophy of running, what the sport means for her, and her love of introducing people to her passion.
At the historic 100th running of the Boston Marathon, Uta achieved the amazing feat of winning the world’s most prestigious 26.2-mile race for the third consecutive time—running to victory despite tremendous health difficulties. Award-winning sports writer Dan Shaughnessy was there, and in this article he reflects on her courageous race.