I know most of us mountain types prefer to run on trails and to get away from all the cars and such of road running but with the recent new world marathon record and now this I’m curious what people think of it.
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) recently changed the rules around on world records for women. If a world record is broken it has to be in a women’s only field of athletes! They feel that being able to pace off of men is essentially cheating! So, as you’ll see in the following article, Paula Radcliffe’s world record times from the past have been stripped of her for a slower time that was set in a women’s only field!
Read the full article: “For Women’s Records, No Men Allowed” from NYTimes.com.