Breaking Barriers, One Race at a Time Sep17

Breaking Barriers, One Race at a Time

Breaking Barriers One Race at a Time A profile of two elite Haitian female marathoners: Bertine Lainé and Carline Lamour On any given day in Port-­‐au-­‐Prince, Haiti, you can count on your fingers the number runners training in the street. They are a rare and impressive sight: dodging traffic and weaving past pedestrians and street vendors, finding their footing amid potholes and debris. They are a testament to Haiti’s small but growing running community. Yet as in most sports, women have yet to fully find their place in what is largely seen as “a man’s race.” Two female athletes stand out: Bertine Lainé, 31 and Carline...