'Dying to Ask' podcast: Running While Black with Alison Mariella Desir

Running saved Alison Mariella Desir's life. Now she wants to save running from itself. Alison's new book, "Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport that Wasn't Built for Us," is a memoir. It simultaneously tells her personal story while uncovering the historic reasons why distance running is a predominantly white sport, tracing it to the origins of the running industry, racial discrimination and white supremacy. Alison decided to train for a marathon to fight depression. It worked. But, she quickly realized her experience as a Black female runner was drastically different from white women. KCRA 3's Deirdre Fitzpatrick reports on this week's Dying to Ask podcast.