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Female Endurance Racing

The Case for Equality

Carmichael, Ryanne D. PhD, CSCS; Greenberg, Jordan MALS

Strength & Conditioning Journal: August 2016 - Volume 38 - Issue 4 - p 75–79
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000245
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ABSTRACT WOMEN RACE SHORTER DISTANCES THAN MEN IN CERTAIN ENDURANCE SPORTS, INCLUDING EVENTS IN RUNNING, NORDIC SKIING, AND CYCLING. OUTDATED RATIONALES FOR DIFFERENCES IN RACE STANDARDS BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN ARE NOT BASED ON CURRENT KNOWLEDGE OF THE FEMALE ENDURANCE ATHLETE'S PHYSIOLOGY. THE PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE IS TO EXAMINE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS THE ARGUMENT THAT ATHLETES OF BOTH SEXES SHOULD COMPETE WITHIN THE SAME RACE STANDARDS.

1Department of Health and Human Performance, Plymouth State University, Plymouth, New Hampshire

Address correspondence to Ryanne D. Carmichael, rcarmichael@plymouth.edu.

The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Ryanne Carmichaelis an Assistant Professor of Exercise and Sport Physiology and the Director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Plymouth State University.

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Jordan Greenbergis a freelance writer.

© 2016 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association