What transgender athletes will do to high school sports

Blogger on the left many years ago By John Ruberry Last week in this space I discussed the problems of allowing transgender athletes to participate in women's sports, which was inspired by a since-deleted Tweet from tennis legend Martina Navratilova, "You can’t just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women," she … Continue reading What transgender athletes will do to high school sports

Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?

By John Ruberry Last month I ran in the Tinley Park Turkey Trot 5K race and finished in 15th place overall, 13th among men. That's not too bad for a dude in his 50s. While it may appear that I am gloating, stick with me here. A few days ago on Twitter, legendary tennis great … Continue reading Will people care about women’s sports if transgendered women dominate?

My first race in eight years just might offer a lesson for you

By John Ruberry "Get up off your arses men Don't let 'em think you're getting lazy Get up out of your easy chairs We gotta lot to do out there, well ain't we." The Kinks, "Get Up." My Sunday post here is a bit late because this morning I ran a race--my first one since … Continue reading My first race in eight years just might offer a lesson for you

Boston Marathon: The fans and the runners share the greatest race

By John Ruberry Tomorrow morning the 118th Boston Marathon will begin 26.2 miles from Boston's Back Bay neighborhood in Hopkinton. It will be the most most closely-watched of the Grandaddy of all Marathons because of last year's savage bombings by two Islamist terrorists near the finish on Boylston Street that killed three people and injured … Continue reading Boston Marathon: The fans and the runners share the greatest race

The joys of winter running

By John Ruberry It's time, at least for me, for a break from politics. My blog is Marathon Pundit, I called it such because at the time I  founded it in 2005 had run about two dozen marathons. I've run some since then--and I hope to run a few more. For most of December, snow … Continue reading The joys of winter running