Back at the start of the year, an unexpected controversy arose regarding the London Marathon’s rules and regulations for guide runners who support visually-impaired participants in the race. For years, London’s official policy said guide runners could not receive a medal, despite having traversed the 26.2 miles with their partner like every other finisher (In reality, volunteers at the finish line handed everyone a medal who wanted one, and a London Marathon official told Runner’s World UK they didn’t enforce the rule. But many were upset at the principle of the stance.)Runner’s World UK and other media outlets sourced the origin of the criticism that bubbled up in early January to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), a British charity. In a statement provided to Runner’s World at the time, RNIB senior official Lizzi Wagner confirmed the charity had spoken up, but didn’t clarify how or why it decided to do so then.“We … [Read more...] about Should Races Give Medals to Guide Runners for Visually-Impaired Participants?
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NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Andraya Yearwood hears the comments, usually from adults and usually not to her face. She shouldn't be running, they say, not against girls. Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female. She recently finished second in the 55-meter dash at the state open indoor track championships. The winner, Terry Miller of Bloomfield High, is also transgender and set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds. Yearwood finished in 7.01 seconds and the third-place competitor, who is not transgender, finished in 7.23 seconds. Miller and Yearwood also topped the 100-meter state championships last year, and Miller won the 300 this season. Critics say their gender identity amounts to an unfair advantage, expressing a familiar argument in a complex debate for transgender athletes as they break barriers across sports around the world from high school to the pros. "I have learned a … [Read more...] about Connecticut runners part of debate over transgender athletes
It may be cold and miserable outside, but that isn’t stopping hundreds of keen runners from training for their first marathon. There are a selection marathons and fun runs happening in London this year, but if you fancy going further afield, there's plenty more to choose from across the UK. Whether you're a seasoned athlete or a first-time marathon runner, we've rounded up some of the best marathons in the UK in 2019. Greater Manchester Marathon, April 7 Location: Greater Manchester Entry fee: £65-69 Marketed as the UK’s flattest, fastest and friendliest marathon, the Greater Manchester Marathon appeals to everyone from experienced runners to complete novices. Finishing outside Old Trafford stadium, you’ll be able to see the sights around Manchester city centre and hopefully beat your personal best. Find out more here. Brighton Marathon, April 14 Location: Preston Park, Brighton Entry fee: £65-69 Just before the madness of … [Read more...] about The best marathons in the UK for 2019
Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press Updated 2:25 pm PDT, Thursday, October 18, 2018 Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate for the Workers Party, gives a press conference to foreign journalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Haddad will face Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential runoff on Oct. 28. less Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate for the Workers Party, gives a press conference to foreign journalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Haddad will face Jair Bolsonaro in a presidential ... more Photo: Andre Penner, AP Photo: Andre Penner, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate for the Workers Party, gives a press conference to foreign journalists in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. Haddad will face Jair Bolsonaro in a … [Read more...] about Brazil front-runner accused of illegal campaign practices
Here's where you can find information about Sunday's Twin Cities Marathon and TC 10 Mile races. To track the status of any runner in the marathon: Leaderboard | Find any runner in the race For runners in the 10-mile race:Leaderboard or any runner Marathon Livestream from KARE-TV: For a marathon course map, click here. Download the Twin Cities Marathon app. Follow the races on Twitter here. Twin Cities marathoners: How different ages prepare for 26.2 miles It's the same 26.2 miles for everyone, but age can change the perspective and approach. … [Read more...] about Twin Cities Marathon: Find a runner on the course and more on the race