31 Jul '15, 6pm

Runners, Experts Concerned About Ruling on Women with Naturally High Testosterone

The ruling came after Indian sprinter Dutee Chand challenged the regulation, which the International Association of Athletics Federations instituted in 2011. Chand, who has hyperandrogenism, or a naturally high level of testosterone, can resume competing against other women, which she hasn’t done since last year. In the meantime, the CAS gave the IAAF two years to provide more convincing evidence for its regulation; if the IAAF doesn’t, the regulation will become permanently void. However, most track observers are not overly concerned about Chand herself. That’s because she seems unlikely to play a major role in women’s sprints; she’s simply not that fast. Her best 200-meter time of 23.57 lags almost two seconds behind Allyson Felix’s winning 21.88 at the 2012 Olympics. Rather, it’s Caster Semenya’s name that keeps popping up in conversations. The CAS decision may affect t...

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