Re: Re: Pollution affects women’s marathon times

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Andrew A.
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I have no doubt that the men have progressed farther along the improvement curve than the women have but the women also will catch up more quickly because they are not waiting as long for the training and scientific advances, as well as advances such as the professionalization of the sport and many others, that the men had to wait for and work through.

Color me skeptical, as women – especially among deep talent pools like exists in Kenya's Rift Valley, but even here in the USA still – receive far less support to go into running as a sport and stick with it into the professional ranks compared to men.  It is a smaller opportunity gap in more developed nations, and prospects are improving all over, yet it remains a fairly universal reality.