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WATCH: Men Zoom Past Female Runner In World Athletics Championships Mixed Relay
USA's Michael Cherry and Poland's Justyna Swiety-Ersetic compete in the Mixed 4 x 400m Relay final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on September 29, 2019.

Over the weekend, history was made at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha for its inclusion of the gender-mixed 4×400-meter relay. 

As noted by The Telegraph, nations pack their teams with two male and two female runners each. Nearly all participating nations ordered their runners male-female-female-male, strategically placing their two fastest runners to start and end the race. 

Poland, however, stacked their two male runners first and second, leaving their two female runners, Iga Baumgart-Witan and Justyna Swiety-Ersetic, to close out the relay. 

While Poland gained an advantage off the bat with their male runners, the last leg showcased a top-notch female athlete with a 30-meter lead competing against top-notch male athletes — and the difference was stark.

The female runner was blown out by Michael Cherry, who represented the United States, in the last leg of the relay. All the other male runners, despite being disadvantaged by Swiety-Ersetic’s head start, also beat out the Polish runner. 


Here’s a shorter clip of the moment Cherry zooms past Swiety-Ersetic:

The race is fair, with every nation including two biological males and two biological females each. The gender-mixed race also helps smaller nations that only have a couple male or female runners in the same competitive realm as their opponents, noted British 4x400m relay veteran Martyn Rooney. 

“I think it’s a great opportunity for smaller countries to come through,” Rooney said, according to The Telegraph. “Teams like India and some of the South American countries who might only have two guys and two girls who are world class.”

What’s unfair, as showcased in the last leg of Saturday’s mixed relay, is allowing biological males to compete in all-female races. But with the Left’s push to have biological sex take a backseat to “gender identity,” girls and women are being subjected to these unfair conditions. 

For example, as previously covered by The Daily Wire, female track athletes were forced to run against biological males in high-stakes competitions when the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference adopted a policy allowing “gender identity” to trump biology in athletics. 

Athlete Selina Soule took eighth place in a Connecticut high school track competition where two biological males who identify as female swept the field; Soule missed an opportunity to compete in front of college coaches by two places.

“It’s scientifically proven that males are built to be physically stronger than females. It’s unfair to put someone who is biologically a male, who has not undergone anything in terms of hormone therapy, against cis-gender girls,” said Soule during a Fox News appearance last year.

And with the Olympics approaching, women’s groups are calling foul on the prospect of female-identifying biological males being allowed to compete against females, The Daily Wire reported in July. 

“Our sporting orgs are enabling a practice that’s been described by researchers from Otago Uni as ‘intolerably unfair’ — male athletes competing in women’s sport … ,” New Zealand-based women’s group “Speak Up For Women” wrote in a social media post. “We’re calling on [New Zealand Olympics], [Sport New Zealand] and the Minister for Sport [Grant Robertson], to put a stop to disadvantaging women and girls by making clear in policy and practice that sport MUST be categorised by SEX and not gender identity.”

Related: Women’s Groups On Trans Athletes: ‘Males Competing In Women’s Sport Is Blatantly Unfair’

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