It’s Marathon Monday in Boston today, and we thought it would be a great time to take a look at the high-performance sports bras that marathon runners use. This year, over 11,000 women entered the Boston Marathon – that’s a ton of women running just over 26 miles in temperatures reaching as high as the mid-80s! These women need an extreme sports bra to keep up with these extreme demands – but what do they use? Runner’s World and LiveStrong have some great articles for marathoners, and women there are pretty decisive about which sports bras are best for running a marathon:
Moving Comfort Fiona Sports Bra
The Moving Comfort Fiona Soft Cup High Level Sports Bra 350003 is one of our top sellers, and it’s also a favorite among marathoners at Runner’s World and LiveStrong. Front adjustable straps make it easy to tweak the fit to get just the right amount of support. This sports bra uses a combination of encapsulation and compression to provide the best bounce reduction and protect the breast tissue from horizontal, vertical and circular motion that occurs during running. The DriLayer Xsupport knit construction is designed for maximum airflow and breathability.
Moving Comfort Juno Sports Bra
The Moving Comfort Juno High Level Soft Cup Sports Bra 350025 is another popular bra among female marathon runners. This is another soft cup bra that offers front adjustable straps for the best customization of fit. Wide straps provide more support and comfort, and racerback style helps control the breast tissue. This is another compression and encapsulation style bra, made with a special moisture wicking aerosilver fabric designed to offer maximum comfort, antimicrobial support and helps to regulate body temperature and keep skin dry.
Enell Sports Bra
Oprah’s favorite sports bra is also a favorite among women who run marathons! Chatter across all the running sites highlights this bra as a great option for marathon running, although its full coverage style is occasionally called out as being “less attractive” than other sports bras. It’s a great option for women with larger chests, with a compression-style design that completely secures your breasts for minimal bounce. Soft fabric is designed to feel good, and it holds its support even after becoming damp from perspiration. The Enell Sports Bra is a great option for fuller-busted women who don’t mind the extra coverage.
Champion Powersleek Sports Bra
The Champion Powersleek Sports Bra 1691 is the sports bra of choice among fuller-figured women who are training to run their first marathon, or who are running shorter 5k type marathons. This fantastic sports bra offers inner molded cups that offer more natural shaping, non-slip adjustable straps to find your perfect fit, and Max MCR to provide the support you need while running. Moisture wicking fabric helps keep you cool and comfortable, and prevent moisture buildup that can lead to chafing. If you’re just starting out in the marathon world, this Champion sports bra is a great option!