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Saturday, October 08, 2011

Irish Times article on IAAF and womens records

A few days ago, I had a post titled 'Paula Radcliffe's 2:15 Marathon record no longer valid...'. This was about how Paula Radcliffe's 2:15 Marathon record was no longer considered valid as a result of a recent ruling by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that for world records, women must not run with men when setting them.

In an Irish Times article on Sat 8th Oct 2011, Ian O'Riordan gives his views on it.

The article is titled 'IAAF only succeed in confusing record issue' and you can read it HERE

1 comment:

Paudie said...

I think this is completely daft. It’s like something that would be put out on April 1st.
What sums it up for me is the following paragraph. Its taken from a good article (Link below) in the chicago Tribune

“Well, if a woman runs 2:17:41, everyone will have to say it is a world record but not a world best because Radcliffe ran faster at both London in 2003 and Chicago in 2002 but those records didn't count after 2011 because some people who spend their lives playing with decimal points in dimly-lit rooms valued an unattainable standard of statistical purity over the real world appeal of their sport.”,0,7682022.column