Caster Se­menya

Athletics Weekly - - Letters -

I SYM­PA­THISE with Caster Se­menya when she says

“it is not fair, I just want to run nat­u­rally, the way I was born”. How­ever, as we all know she does have a sig­nif­i­cant ad­van­tage by hav­ing testos­terone lev­els much higher than is nor­mal for a woman.

I sus­pect she would get more sat­is­fac­tion from her achieve­ments if she com­peted “on a level play­ing field” with all her com­peti­tors.

My ques­tion is, should the IAAF al­low those fe­male com­peti­tors who chose to, to legally in­crease their testos­terone lev­els to the same as those of Caster Se­menya?

I won­der if we would see the same re­sults?

Steve Hut­ton, via email

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