Farah's quick and substantial improvement over the span of a year or two is similar to Bolt's, and Armstrong's, and any other PED user.
How is what someone identifies as in any way relevant to athletics? This is the whole obvious problem. If Mo Farsh decides he wants to identify as a woman tomorrow just so he can become the first person to ever sweep the men's and women's 10K, should he be allowed? Some SJW lunatics would probably say yes just so we don't offend anyone.
The bigger concern is Semenya's high testosterone level, which is really no different than someone being doped to oblivion and to levels never before seen. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to look at Semenya and know that some thing went horribly wrong with how we view the relationship between sex, gender, and athletics.
At some point we need to consider the integrity of the sport and realize that keeping people's feelings intact may be an admirable goal - but can't control everything to the point of breaking the fairness of the sport...
I'm enjoying drinking the whiny letsrun losers' tears, well done Mo.
It sure is fun to see all the pathetic LRC losers whine.
Sir Mo destroyed all the other runners on the planet again!!!
This was completely obvious from the workouts that Mo was doing this year.
Mo trains very hard with high volume and high intensity training at high altitude. Coach Alberto Salazar gives Mo "special" workouts to do at his high altitude training location.
(Coach Alberto copies his workouts from people like Bart Yasso and Bill Dellinger. He tells Mo that his workouts are "special." This is total nonsense.)
800 coach wrote:
Caster can now ruin 2 women's events rather than 1. I hate this
The IAAF needs to change their rules immediately, and put a stop to this.
Why they haven't done this already is a travesty.
Caster Semenya is NOT transgender. He was born female, and continues to identify as female.
Anyone who was born with a Y chromosome is NOT a woman.
Semanya was born a male, and they called him a female, but that doesn't change
his physiology. Plus that he lives like a man, and he even married a woman.
Yeah, Salazar and his "special" workouts.
I think the field went about as fast as they could. Perhaps they could have run a few seconds faster if paced but I don't think anyone can run 26:30. That seems to be the main tiheme the last 5 years - Mo can get in 26:40s shape and use his superior mile speed because no one else can run away from him. The only way to beat him is to get away from him like Kamworor did in the WC half marathon.
Slow finish too .. wrote:
Another boring jogfest wrote:
Utah Girl Chronicles wrote:
Look for another 10K where everyone defers to Farah. I'd like to see someone try a surge before 9400m for once.
Yep, 8 guys were still in it at 9400m = another boring jogfest.
As predicted in that other thread, the others needed to have a significant gap with 2 laps to go, to have even a 50 percent chance of winning.
The last 600 was only 2:29, not that fast. This shows that the moderately fast pace, though not fast enough, was much better for the rest of the field than a slow one. Had the race been 10 seconds faster, the results could have been different.
Semanya is ruining the sport. Transgenders should have to compete as men, or have a separate league for them.
I don't think the track "royalty" understand the grass roots damage Semenya is doing. Women's track was on an incredible upwards trajectory, one person alone is ruining that. Who wants to get involved in a sport you have no chance to ever win.
To all the idiots that were happy Rupp didnt qualify for worlds 10000 and were giddy that Africans quailified instead. Well, Rupp won a medal while those Africans were a non factor...
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