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What the New York Times Got Wrong about Female Runners
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This article highlights the delicate intersection between a strictly athletic vs. wholistic human focus when assessing an athlete. How do we look at and judge and perfect our athletic selves while accounting for the fact that any warrior must exist within a normal human body? A body whose needs and norms may be very different than what our sport - or the people judging us in our sport - desire.
One quote I'd especially like to highlight is:
“It’s similarly ill-advised to describe any performance decline that may be the result of the normal maturing of young women’s bodies as a ‘cruel puzzle.’”