women runners

Stripped Down And Stepping Back Out

Stripped Down And Stepping Back Out

Marion Jones was stripped of five medals from the 2000 Sydney Olympics due to using steroids, an accusation she fought for a long time. Once she stopped the fight she admitted to using the once undetectable steroid TGH. Lying about her use of steroids and a check fraud scheme cost her six months in a federal […]

Sprinter Carmelita Jeter

[Courtesy About.com]”Carmelita Jeter was the world’s fastest woman in the 100 early and late in the 2009 season. After a strong spring, Jeter won her first U.S. championship in June (10.78 seconds, with a 3.3 meters-per-second wind) but settled for her second consecutive 100-meter bronze medal at the World Outdoor Championships (10.90). She caught fire […]

The Wait is Over for Caster Semenya

Caster Semenya, 19-years-old, has finally been cleared to compete as a woman after an investigation by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). Caster has not been in a race since her 800-meter win at last summer’s World Championships in Berlin and critics raised questions about her gender. Last year, it was reported that Caster had an intersex condition; or, as the IAAF general […]

Marion Jones Refocused And Back In The Game

Marion Jones, the epic Olympic sprinter, who was striped of her gold medal for doping charges has found a new home. She is playing in the WNBA for the Tulsa Shock. She has come a long way in her athletic journey. From the greatest sprinter for the USA, to the shame of the USA, she […]

One Record Just Isn't Enough

Deena Kastor, 37-years-old, has been running for 26-years. She has already won the London Marathon once (in 2006) when she set the American record and became the second fastest women to finish the race in the marathon’s history (2:19.36). Four years later she feels good enough to compete and win the 2010 London Marathon this weekend. “It remains […]

Naseem Hamid: South Asia's Fastest Women

Naseem Hamid, 22-years-old, is South Asia’s fastest women, a title earned after winning the women’s 100-meter race in the regional games in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Naseem is Pakistan’s first female athlete to win the sprint in the competition’s 26-year history. “I am on cloud nine,” Naseem told reporters at the airport. “I had forgotten the world for […]

Caster Semenya: Male Sex Organs

According to the Australian press, South African runner and 800m Women’s World Champion Caster Semenya does have male sex organs. The subject of much prior speculation about her gender, reports say Semenya is missing internal female sex organs (ovaries and womb) and instead has internalized testes which are reported to produce large amounts of testosterone. […]

Semenya = High Testosterone

The drama surrounding 800m 2009 World Champion Caster Semenya continues, with preliminary medical tests showing the 18-year-old South African to have three times the normal female level of testosterone in her body. From The Telegraph: Preliminary medical tests on Caster Semenya, the 18-year-old South African at the centre of a gender row, have recorded elevated […]