‘In­ter­sex’ run­ner caught in cen­tre of storm

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Too Fast to Be a Woman? tells the dra­matic story be­hind Caster Se­menya (pic­tured), the cham­pion South African run­ner who was al­leged to be in­ter­sex. In 2009, Se­menya, an un­known 18-year-old from a hum­ble town­ship, rock­eted to fame by be­com­ing the 800m cham­pion at the World Ath­letic Cham­pi­onships. Ques­tions were raised about Se­menya’s gen­der, and Caster took the fight to the In­ter­na­tional As­so­ci­a­tion of Ath­let­ics Fed­er­a­tions. As lawyers and sci­en­tists ar­gued the is­sue the shy young woman only wanted to run.

Tues­day, 8.30pm, SBS ONE.

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