Ain’t No Stopping Us Now: Two Women Talk Long-Distance Running

Kelly “Khadijah” Diggs, left, talks with Nura Goodson about competing in triathlons and finding inspiration.

Courtesy of StoryCorps

Remember playing sports in back high school or college? Well, what happened AFTER graduation?

If you’re like most people you might not be as active.  But that’s not the case with Nura Goodson and Khadija Diggs. They were both runners in college but afterward went even further.

In the StoryCorps Atlanta booth Nura asks Khadijah how she came to focus on “long course triathlon,” that is, any race over 70.3 miles.

This story was produced locally by Stephen Key and recorded in partnership with The Atlanta History Center, which hosts Atlanta’s StoryCorps booth. To book a time with a loved one or friend go to