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1828, 08 Apr 18

Boston Marathon Clarifies Stance on Transgender Folks

Frankly, I don’t know how else they would have done it.

BOSTON (AP) — In 1967, a Boston Marathon official nearly dragged a woman off the course after she managed to enter the men’s-only race. Five decades later, race officials aren’t as concerned about gender boundaries: They’re now publicly acknowledging that transgender runners can compete using the gender they identify with.

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

At least five openly transgender women are signed up to run the storied 26.2-mile race through Boston and its suburbs April 16. And while they aren’t the first, their presence helped bring clarity to the race’s stance on transgender runners.

Remember that there is real money on the line here for the winners – $150,000 each for the man and woman who wins. Google tells me that the fastest marathon time for a man is about 2 hours and 2 minutes while it is about 2 hours and 15 minutes for a woman. Look for a transgender woman to start winning the marathon in record time and natural women (not sure what the PC term is for someone who identifies with the gender they were born with) will be ticked. Then it’ll all end up in court. Yippee.


1828, 08 April 2018


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I look forward to first man, pretending to be a woman, claiming the woman prize.

    Gender fluid liberals will cheer.  Feminists will be there to claw someone’s eyes out over the injustice.

    It’s a liberal victimization fight I am looking forward to watching!

  2. Charlie Hillman

    This is a tough one. I chuckled at those who wanted Bruce Jenner to forfeit his Olympic gold. Imagine how Caitlyn would have dominated. Perhaps we should just forget about any gender divisions and run the race. Or, at least remove any prohibition on testosterone doping.

    And, if we wanted to make the white supremacist snowflakes happy, we’d add a new division just for the Kenyans.


  3. Jason

    This is a simple one.   Get rid of the classifications and then get rid of the prize.  Solved.

  4. Kevin Scheunemann


    That means woman will get the shaft on prize money.

    Feminists will be ticked.

  5. Jason

    That’s why I said they need to pull the prize money.  Make it clear that this nonsense is why no one has nice things.

  6. Kevin Scheunemann


    I do not buy into the idea that good people should be punished by those foisting corruption upon society.

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