7 Pioneering Women in Sports

It's hard to believe there was once a time when women couldn't compete in many of the world's most popular sports, but it was only a few decades ago that these rule-breakers took center stage and changed the world of sports forever.

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Jackie Veling

Jackie Veling is the Fitness and Nutrition Editor for Active.com. She’s passionate about overall wellness and body positivity, and her favorite way to stay active is through running. You can follow her on Twitter.

Jackie Veling is the Fitness and Nutrition Editor for Active.com. She’s passionate about overall wellness and body positivity, and her favorite way to stay active is through running. You can follow her on Twitter.

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