Megan Youngren, a biologically male marathon runner who identifies as a transgender woman, is set to compete in the USA Olympic trials on Feb. 29.
H/T: Daily Caller
“People will try to put it down by saying, ‘That’s too easy because you’re trans.’ But what about the 500 other women who will qualify?” Youngren told Sport Illustrated. “There’s probably someone with the exact same story.”
“I trained hard. I got lucky. I dodged injuries. I raced a lot, and it worked out for me. That’s the story for a lot of other people, too.”
At the local level in the U.S., some state lawmakers in Tennessee and Washington have decided to take preemptive action to keep school sports separated by biological sex and prevent biologically male students from dominating girls’ sports.
Megan Youngren is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials https://t.co/myPtFcn11T— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) February 13, 2020
Trans Athlete Chris Mosier on Qualifying for the Olympic Trials https://t.co/iQ9TJ6x6eW— DeepClips (@DeepClips) February 14, 2020