Meanwhile, Nike Air Max 720 Damen Monday was the 65th anniversary of Roger Bannister’s first sub-four-minute mile. In a savvy PR move, the official announcement about the Ineos 1:59 Challenge was issued via a press release featuring photos of Kipchoge on Oxford’s famous Iffley Road track, thus signaling that the Kenyan was carrying on a long legacy of smashing barriers. Interestingly, and as athletics aficionados will know, Bannister’s achievement Nike Air Max 270 Womens in 1964 was also Nike Air Max 270 Femme contentious since he used (unofficial) pacemakers at a time when they were prohibited by the IAAF. It doesn’t seem to have tarnished his legacy one bit, so perhaps the same will hold true for Kipchoge if he succeeds. (I think he will.)
“Records should be the servants not the masters of the athlete, preparing him for a forthcoming encounter with a respected opponent,” Bannister writes in his autobiography, www.adeninavarra.es The Four Minute Mile. “They should not be an end in themselves.” Only two days after losing an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to overturn the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF) controversial new testosterone regulations, South Africa’s Caster Semenya dominated the women’s 800 meters at the Diamond League opener in Doha. Once again, the two-time defending Olympic champion Nike Air Max 90 Femme made it look very Nike Air VaporMax Mujer easy. At a time in the season when most track athletes are still finding their form, Semenya ran 1:54.98. That is faster than the American record and faster than any other woman has run in over a decade.
The IAAF’s new rules, which go into effect next week, would force Semenya and other hyperandrogenic women like Burundi’s Francine Niyonsaba (who finished second in today’s race) to artificially lower their Nike Air Huarache Femme testosterone levels if they wish to continue to compete internationally in the mid-distances against other women. For now, the testosterone limit only applies to distances from the 400-meters up to and including the mile, so there’s been speculation that Semenya might shift her focus to an event that falls outside of that spectrum. Semenya’s other options include challenging the CAS decision in Swiss federal court, www.marioverta.it or retiring from Nike Air Vapormax Mujer the sport. But perhaps the most fraught scenario would be if Semenya decided to reduce her T-levels to comply with the IAAF mandated limit of 5nmol/L. One of the more troubling aspects of Wednesday’s ruling was that CAS expressed concerns about unknown side effects of DSD athletes taking hormonal contraceptives. Indeed, even those in favor of IAAF regulations have been unsettled by the idea that track and Nike Roshe Run Femme field’s governing body is effectively green lighting an experiment in reverse doping. As Tinker Hatfield remembers it, had his initial presentation of the Air Jordan 3 to Michael Jordan gone awry back in 1987, Nike and Jordan Brand might not exist as we know them today.
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