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Old 05-17-2019, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Atamasama View Post
... Biological women will outperform men in areas like long distance running and swimming...
They don't though. For example, in the Olympics both the men and women did a long-distance "10k marathon" swim. The top men finished, on average, about 7 minutes faster than the top women.

In the next-longest swimming event, the men run a 1500m freestyle race and the women run an 800m freestyle race. The gold medalist in 2016 in Rio, Italian Gregorio Paltrinieri, swam that 1500m in 14:34.57, a pace of 1.715 m/s (if my math is right). For the women, the gold medalist, American Katie Ledecky, swam her 800m in 8:04.87, a pace of 1.650 m/s, despite swimming barely more than half the distance of the men.

In running, the top men ran the marathon in Rio (2016) in 2:08, 2:09, & 2:10. The top women ran it in 2:24.

Here are the 2019 Boston marathon results. They are similar, the men are faster.

Last edited by HurricaneDitka; 05-17-2019 at 03:40 PM.