Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya

March 24, 2023

World Athletics Bans Transgender Women, Extends DSD Restrictions to All Events

Any male-to-female transgender athlete who went through male puberty won’t be able to compete in top track competitions. The DSD restrictions have major implications for athletes such as Francine Niyonsaba.
March 18, 2020

WTW: The 2020 Boston Marathon Is Going To Be HOT, Caster Semenya Vs Luke Wilson, and Will The Coronavirus Result in Eliud Kipchoge Debuting in New York This Fall?

We take a look at Covid-19's impact on the running world and wonder if it might actually result in Eliud Kipchoge debuting in New York this fall. Plus what do actor Luke Wilson's HS track exploits tell us about Caster Semenya's Olympic 200 dreams?
December 31, 2019's Decade Awards: Alberto Salazar Is Our Person Of The Decade + Best Runner, Best Upset, Doping Excuse of the Decade, & More!

In a decade marked by controversy, it's fitting that Alberto Salazar is our Person of the Decade as controversy clung to Salazar like a paperclip to a magnet. Plus who wins our world and US athlete of the decade honors?
December 24, 2019

Decade Awards Podcast & Runners of the Decade: Eliud Kipchoge, Caster Semenya, Jenny Simpson and Matthew Centrowitz

Listen and subscribe today to the podcast for staying abreast of professional track and field.
June 27, 2019

2019 Pre Classic Women's Distance Preview: USA vs the World in the Steeple, Semenya (and Kipyegon & Houlihan & Ayana) Returns

The 3k is ridiculously stacked (Dibaba vs Ayana vs Hassan vs Obiri). Heck, EVERY event is ridiculously stacked. The women's steeple features 6 of the 8 fastest women ever, the 1500 has Houlihan vs Muir vs Kipyegon, and the 800 has Semenya. Oh boy.
June 19, 2019

What You Need to Know From the 163-Page Caster Semenya vs. IAAF CAS Decision

Veteran journalist Amby Burfoot has read the full 163-page decision, which was released on Tuesday, in its entirety, and offers his take on the most interesting details that were revealed.
May 29, 2019

A New Era In The Women's 800: With Caster Semenya Exiting, Ajee' Wilson Is Poised To Take Over As World #1

On Thursday, for the first time since 2015, a Diamond League women's 800-meter race will be won by an athlete that is not 46 XY DSD. As an event, the women's 800 is about to change, massively. The question is, how?
May 20, 2019

Caster Semenya to Race 3,000 Meters at 2019 Prefontaine Classic Against Loaded Field

Semenya has said she won't lower her testosterone and she's also said she won't run the 5000 so the 3000 seems to be an ideal temporary fit for her. *MB:
May 02, 2019

What No One Is Telling You About Caster Semenya: She Has XY Chromosomes

Somehow the Associated Press, ReutersNY Times, NPR, Washington Post, and BBC all failed to tell you a very key fact about Caster Semenya - she has XY chromosomes. Since the mainstream media's reporting on Semenya has been so biased, Robert Johnson thought it was important to clear up three common misconceptions about the Semenya case. We encourage you to share this article with your friends that haven't been following the Semenya case closely.
May 02, 2019

Guest Column by Amby Burfoot: Let Semenya run free … in the 1500

The 1968 Boston Marathon champ who wrote a 5,000+ word piece in support of the IAAF's regulations regarding Caster Semenya says he felt "no joy" when he read the CAS decision yesterday, and is now actually hoping the IAAF lets Semenya run the 1500.
December 20, 2018

2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W 1500: European/Diamond League Champ Laura Muir Tops Shelby Houlihan For World #1

In 2018, Shelby Houlihan enjoyed one of the greatest seasons ever by an American female on the track, but it wasn't quite enough to get her a world #1 ranking.
December 20, 2018

2018 LRC World & US Rankings, W 800: Caster Semenya & Ajee' Wilson Come Out On Top Again

For the third year in a row, Caster Semenya was undefeated but was this the last of her dominance?  Domestically, Ajee Wilson was the best of a strong group of US runners. Should US#3 Ce'Aira Brown be ranked in the world's top 10?