Women's Running magazine held its third annual reader contest to feature one runner on the cover. And they just announced their history-making winner, out of more than 4,000 submissions: Kiley Lyall, a 24-year-old runner with both autism and epilepsy.
For the contest, candidates had to submit a biography and describe themselves in three words. Lyall's were "sweet, determined, and successful." Readers then voted on who they believed deserved to be a finalist, and eventually win the competition. After more than 10,000 votes were tallied, Lyall came out on top.
Lyall won a photo shoot, a brand new running wardrobe, and entry into three Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series races in 2016. Her cover (below) will appear on the January/February issue of Women's Running.