According to science, all women have some superpowers that are not present in men: they can distinguish different shades of color, they have a stronger immune system, and they’re more empathic and intuitive than men are. They possess unique danger detecting abilities and can multitask seemingly effortlessly. The pictures in this list demonstrate the unique skills of women that make us admire them even more.
We at smartzune.com are happy to share some amazing pictures of women we found online that demonstrate the superpowers of women. You’ll see all kinds of women who have the ability to combine strength and femininity, give birth, or break seemingly unbreakable things.
1. Running marathons in high heels
The 27-year-old Blacksburg, Virginia native first got the idea when she heard about a London woman who attempted a Guinness World Record by running a marathon in heels a few years ago. Unfortunately, that woman was disqualified when she took off her shoes less than halfway through the course and finished the race barefoot.
Sewell was inspired to start running when she volunteered at Chattanooga’s first Ironman three years ago, and she has evidently caught the bug: She already completed two marathons before finishing her third on Sunday. The combination of her running stamina and other special skills led her to believe she could conquer the distance in heels.
Wearing high heels is a skill unreachable for most men, but what about wearing them while running a marathon? Irene Sewell, a former ballroom dancer, set a marathon Guinness World Record by running 26.2 miles (43 km) in stilettos. She finished the race in 7 hours and 28 minutes.
“I was actually a professional ballroom dancer for five years,” Sewell said. “I thought with my dancing background, and now that I’ve started running, just my endurance level, I thought I could do it.”
But Sewell immediately hit a learning curve while figuring out how to train for this crazy feat. At first, she reasoned every run should be done in heels in preparation for her big day. After the ligaments in her feet started to succumb to the pressure, Sewell sought help from a podiatrist, who basically discouraged her from only running in pumps.