Triathlon and women's narratives of bodies and sport Academic Article uri icon


  • Women's leisure time sport participation was examined in relation to resistance, bodies and community. Fifteen interviews were conducted with participants and coaches in two all-women's triathlon training groups in Austin, Texas. Qualitative methods and grounded theory guided the interviewing and data analyses. The results indicate that all-women's leisure time sport groups are capable of providing an atmosphere for women, particularly sport novices, to recreate and reappropriate their bodies and their sport.

published proceedings


altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Cronan, M. K., & Scott, D.

citation count

  • 32

complete list of authors

  • Cronan, Megan Kelly||Scott, David

publication date

  • January 2008