Intersex – A Big Issue Facing Women’s Sports – Guest Column
LRC A Brief History Of Intersex Athletes In Sport Caster Semenya was a big story in 2011. Dutee Chand is a big story this year, and maybe Margaret Wambui? Some people are under the misconception that these are isolated incidents. They are not. A guest column on the intersex issue facing women’s sports, by a former 2:23 men’s marathoner who is now a multi-time national champ as a woman.
US Marathoning News
- Say It Ain’t So MB: Ritz injured again – pulls out of Philly half
*More Philly News: Dejen Gebremeskel Says He’s Ready For Half Marathon Debut In Philly Gebremeskel, the Olympic 5,000 silver medalist, only ran one 5,000 on the track all summer. He’ll face 2012 Olympic 10,000 5th placer Bedan Karoki and many others.
- Shalane Flanagan Talks About Her American Record Attempt In Berlin Next Week We believe that since Flanagan will be paced by Rob Watson and Ryan Vail, so if she sets the record it will only be an American “best” – not record – unless the IAAF changes its rules, which makes no sense since Deena Kastor had a male pacer herself.
*MB: Flanagan’s record(?) attempt
*LRC Archives from April 24, 2006: Kastor Sets AR
- 2015 USATF Marathon Championships Awarded To LA – Will Take Place As Part Of LA Marathon On March 15th
- Good Read: Toni Reavis Remembers The Great John Kelley, Who Won Boston In 1957
*$87,000 Statue Of 1957 Boston Marathon Winner John Kelley To Be Dedicated On Sunday In Mystic, CT Details of ceremony here.
News From Canada: Canadian Record Holder Lanni Marchant Will Return To Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon On October 19th
And The Netherlands: Olympic Marathon Champion Tiki Gelana Will Headline This Weekend’s Dam tot Damloop 10 Miler In Netherlands She’ll face Linet Masai. On the men’s side, a lot of people are running, including defending champ and African 10,000m champ Nguse Amlosom and world junior 10,000 champ Joshua Cheptegei.