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Watch the documentary about Sophie Power’s running journey through pregnancy and childbirth

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  March 10, 2021

HOKA ONE ONE have released a documentary detailing Sophie Power's running journey through her pregnancy, child birth and the first weeks of her daughter's life

Ultra runner and Women’s Running cover star Sophie Power nearly broke the internet in 2018 when a photo of her breastfeeding her son and expressing milk at the 50-mile mark of the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc went viral. She’s as strong and determined as that picture suggests, and we’ve been obsessed with her ever since.

Naturally, we were incredibly excited to watch her short documentary with HOKA ONE ONESophie Power: The Journey from Pregnancy to Performance, which came out on Monday in honour of International Women’s Day.

The emotional documentary chronicles Sophie’s experience as a dedicated ultra runner through her pregnancy with her third child and first daughter, Saoirse, as well as childbirth, and focusses primarily on her experience with recovery post birth.

You can watch the full documentary below – it’s 25 minutes long and is packed with useful information on post-natal running, while de-stigmatising the trauma a body goes through during childbirth.

Sophie is continuing to train towards her next ultramarathon goal. As she reminds us at the end of the video: “Motherhood is not the finish line of our journey as runners. It’s just another checkpoint, and with the right support around us there are really no limits to what we can achieve”.

All the kit she’s wearing in the video can be found on the HOKA ONE ONE website.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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