Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Problems with men entering womens races in the USA...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Problems with men entering womens races in the USA...

Someone sent me this story during the week and considering that the Cork Womens mini-marathon is coming up tomorrow, it might be an appropriate time to put up this post.

Everyone knows that while the mini-marathon is supposed to be a ladies only event, a number of men usually run as well often in costumes and raise some money for charity. As such, it's all done in good humour and they never run at a pace likely to threaten those running competively.

In the USA, there has been a marked increase in the number of women only races but due to discrimination laws, the organisers cannot legally exclude men. In the recent Disney Princess Half-Marathon, it was won by a man in a time of 1:16

Jonathon Mederos...The fastest Princess of them all

Needless to say when he finished, he didn't exactly get a warm welcome.

Anyway, the full story is up on the Wall Street Journal website if you want to have a look.

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