Olympic Marathon Runner
Julie Isphording

Life is Out There. Live It!

Julie Isphording ran the first ever women’s Olympic Marathon in 1984. She’s an award-winning syndicated radio host, national keynote speaker and magazine columnist. She has written three books, including the bestselling--Get Healthy. Get Happy: How to Make Small Changes That Give You Big Results.

Professionally, Julie consults for many Fortune 500 companies, and is currently a leadership and training consultant for P & G, the Xavier University Leadership Center and The Barrett Cancer Center. As a volunteer, she and other Olympians speak to schools in an effort to fight childhood obesity.

As health advocate, she is the director of the Thanksgiving Day 10k Run/Walk where she knows that 17,000 people are healthy and happy. And just for fun, she still runs every morning and teaches Pilates to hundreds of students.

Julie has appeared in many publications- New York Times, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and the LA Times- and has won many marathons, and received several awards including the Girl Scouts’ Woman of Distinction, Xavier University Sports Hall of Fame, Healthcare Hero Award, Business Leaders Under Forty, Women Sports Foundation Spirit of Sport, Leading Women, and Ursuline Women of the Year.