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Boston Marathon will allow transgender women to compete as women this year


Added 04-09-18 05:17:02pm EST - “Organizers of the Boston Marathon have given the OK for transgender women to compete as women in the April 16 race through the city and surrounding suburbs. At least five openly transgender women have signed up to compete in the 26.2-mile…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Boston Marathon will allow transgender women to compete as women this year”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Organizers of the Boston Marathon have given the OK for transgender women to compete as women in the April 16 race through the city and surrounding suburbs.

At least five openly transgender women have signed up to compete in the 26.2-mile race, the Boston Herald reported.

“We take people at their word. We register people as they specify themselves to be,” said Tom Grilk, chief of the Boston Athletic Association. “Members of the LGBT community have had a lot to deal with over the years, and we’d rather not add to that burden.”

The Boston Athletic Association’s decision has sparked controversy among some experts who believe runners who were born as men but now identify as women may have a competitive edge over the other female runners.

“If they still have male gonads, they will have an advantage over other women — there is no way around that,” Bob Girandola, associate professor in the Department of Human Biology at the University of Southern California told the Herald. “It gives them an unfair advantage. Maybe they have to have a separate category if they’re going to do that. It’s a dilemma.”

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