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Rojo speaks

November 08, 2022

Gender identity has no place in sport

Guess what sex dominated the new non-binary gender division at Sunday's 2022 New York City Marathon?
November 03, 2021

World Athletics' Rule Changes Are A Step In The Right Direction, But...

Getting rid of the rule that automatically DQd a runner for stepping on the line in a race is a good start, but World Athletics needs to join the modern world in terms of officiating. Before the runners leave the track, they and everyone in the stadium should know if a foul has been called. It should then immediately be reviewed with the outcome and explanation announced just like in the NFL. *MB: Rojo: Track and field needs to join the modern world when it comes to officiating
September 20, 2021

RIP Norm Macdonald: How Macdonald's Simple-Truth Logic Could Help Solve the Transgender/Intersex Crisis Facing Women's Sports

Macdonald once famously said, "I feel that one of the basic requirements of being a sprinter is having legs." If we apply that same logic to the transgender/intersex debate, then we'd have an easy solution. "I feel that a basic requirement of being eligible to compete in elite women's sport is to never have had functioning testes."
July 21, 2021

I'm Pro-Vaccine, But If We Follow The Science We Wouldn't Be Allowing Olympic Track Stars Like Cole Hocker To Be Vaccinated

Earlier this week, it was revealed that American track star Cole Hocker hasn't been vaccinated for Covid-19. As a result, he's been called "selfish", an"idiot", a  "dumbass". The reality is just the opposite. The stats prove that it's actually quite selfish and anti-scientific for people to be demanding that young and fit people like Cole Hocker be vaccinated right now. The selfless act would be if called on all young healthy adults to not take the vaccine right now and instead redirect that supply so the world's most vulnerable could be vaccinated.  There are HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS of senior citizens across the globe who have yet to be vaccinated.
October 24, 2020

Anyone Remember When Mike Nolan Thought Alex Smith Wasn't Tough Enough To Be An NFL QB?

Mike Nolan's defense this year is historically bad. So was his take that Alex Smith was too soft to play in the NFL 13 years ago.
December 31, 2019

The 2010s are history: It was both the best and worst of times for track and field fans

What a crazy decade. From Chris Solinsky's 26:59 at the start of the decade to Brigid Kosgei's 2:14:04 at the end, there were a ton of plenty of highs but the lows were also big as well as Olympic champs at 800, 1500, steeple and the marathon were all banned from the sport. What does it all mean? co-founder Robert Johnson looks for meaning and tries to figure it all out by taking you back in a time machine to January 1, 2010.
August 23, 2017

Is the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon being watered down so Galen Rupp can win it?

Normally a world marathon major like Chicago has at least 6 or 7 sub 2:07 guys who can challenge for the win. This year Chicago has just two. Is a victory for Galen Rupp almost pre-ordained? *MB: Is the 2017 Chicago Marathon being set up so Galen Rupp is almost guaranteed to win it?
February 11, 2016

Underdogs Rejoice: Why The 'Big Three' of Meb, Ritz and Rupp Might Not Make The Team

Meb, Ritz, and Rupp locks to make the team? Think again.
December 31, 2015

Rojo Speaks: 2015 The Year of Doping and Corruption, No One Is Too Big Too Fall, Domination by Stars on the Men's Side and New Faces on the Women's

Rojo is far from depressed by the doping/corruption scandals of 2015 as it shows no person is too big to fall. He has high praise for Hajo Seppelt and Vitaly and Yuliya Stepanov, looks at the domination by stars on the men's side and new faces on the women's side, plus the emergence of Eric Jenkins and Emily Sisson.