Marc Stokes wrote (see)
Radcliffe* sorry typo'd the thread title. * embarrassed* Its good that they gave her the WR back, but the rule is still in place and i dont agree with it at all, why can men draft, but not women? you still have to physically run it at that speed, give me pacemakers all day long and i'm still not gonna go faster than my body allows. thoughts? http://www.athleticsweekly.com/news/radcliffe-to-keep-record-but-new-pacemaking-rule-will-stand/
The argument made in 2003 was that the men running with Paula weren't pacemakers but it was part of a mixed race. Whatever the truth of that, it was accepted as not pacemaking, but like mixed races such as Chicago.
The ruling goes further in that it outlaws times set by women in mixed races too.
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