Men Sweep Prize Money In NYC Marathon’s Non-Binary Category

 

In the annals of innovating new ways for male athletes to crowd-out female athletes from earning prize money, one can hardly do better than the New York Road Runners. As organizers of the famed New York City Marathon, the NYRR has demonstrated its own ambivalence about female athletes by creating a cash cow for male athletes competing in the so-called “non-binary” category. 

It will surprise no one that the prize money in the non-binary category was swept by – forgive the term – biological men. An irony-free celebration of the winners is available at RunnersWorld.com, itself an institution taken over by woke ideologues offering such fitness tips as Be A Champion For Black Runners By Becoming A Disruptor.

According to reporting from ESPN.com, NYRR CEO Kerin Hempel issued a press release stating, “We are so proud that the TCS New York City Marathon attracts such a diverse and global community of runners, and we are deeply focused on ensuring all of our athletes feel welcome and included at NYRR.” The same press release announced the marathon had become the first sporting event declared a “Safe Space” by the Stonewall Inn – whatever that is – in recognition of its inclusivity efforts for the LGBTQ+ community.

I reached out to the NYRR’s Director of Media & Public Relations Stuart Lieberman and asked him if the introduction of prize money for the non-binary category is limited to running athletes or if it also applies to the wheelchair division. Mr. Lieberman responded to my email by asking if my questions are “in relation to a media our (sic) public facing item you are working on?” I inferred from this response that receiving a straightforward answer to my straightforward question is contingent upon my motivations. (Mr. Lieberman declined to respond to a second request to clarify.)

The winner of the NYC Marathon’s non-binary category was Jake Caswell, a talented runner whose finishing time of 2:45:12 nevertheless would have earned him 172nd place had he competed in the open men’s category. Had Caswell competed in the open women’s category – no word yet on whether the race organizers’ famed inclusiveness would extend to this – he would have finished in 26th place and still well outside the prize money. Seconds ahead of Caswell was New Jersey’s Roberta Groner. The non-binary Caswell took home $5,000 for his effort while Groner, a bonafide woman, took home bupkis.

The remaining top four non-binary prize winners comprised a veritable sausage factory:  Zachary Harris ($4000), Justin Solle ($3000), Nick Dill ($2000) and Erin Anthony ($1000).

Nice work if you can get it – I guess.

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  1. 9thDistrictNeighbor Member
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    Where are the feminists?  They seem to identify as crickets.

     

     

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  2. Vance Richards Member
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    I saw the headline and  thought, “Deeble is a comedian, that must be some sort of parody.” I guess I am living in the past, still thinking like a guy from 2020 because it is true.

    “Want to win prize money for running a 3 hour marathon? There’s just one catch . . . “

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  3. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
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    So.  This was not satire.  How depressing.

    Thanks for sharing.  I guess.

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  4. David Deeble Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I saw the headline and thought, “Deeble is a comedian, that must be some sort of parody.” I guess I am living in the past, still thinking like a guy from 2020 because it is true.

    “Want to win prize money for running a 3 hour marathon? There’s just one catch . . . “

    Let’s not be too harsh on these non-binary athletes: they’re “natural Republicans” who aren’t afraid to seize an opportunity and profit from it!

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  5. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I saw the headline and thought, “Deeble is a comedian, that must be some sort of parody.” I guess I am living in the past, still thinking like a guy from 2020 because it is true.

    “Want to win prize money for running a 3 hour marathon? There’s just one catch . . . “

    Let’s not be too harsh on these non-binary athletes: they’re “natural Republicans” who aren’t afraid to seize an opportunity and profit from it!

    Hey, I like how you think.  I’m a slightly overweight 50-something former athlete.  With a little bit of effort, I could shed a few pounds and get back in the game.  I might actually have a future in some of these non-binary events!  

    On the other hand…I think I’ll pass.  I still have some shame.

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  6. David Deeble Member
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    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    On the other hand…I think I’ll pass. I still have some shame.

    I think you mean some pride!

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  7. Steven Seward Member
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    I knew the day would come when real news was no different than comedic made-up news.

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  8. Charlotte Member
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    Jeeze.

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  9. Franco Inactive
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    Reminds me of this:

    Watch the full episode it’s classic!

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  10. Charlotte Member
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    From the linked article:

    “folks show up to the starting line as their authentic selves and just exist in the space.”

    What is this obsession with the concept of “authentic selves”? You know who was his authentic self, pretty much 100% of the time, for better and for worse? Donald J. Trump.

    And “just exist[ing] in the space”. Is that what you do when you are a world-class athlete? Why is that a priority? Does it help you run faster? What other options are available here? Not existing in the space? Existing in some other space? 

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  11. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    Charlotte (View Comment):
    And “just exist[ing] in the space”. Is that what you do when you are a world-class athlete? Why is that a priority? Does it help you run faster? What other options are available here? Not existing in the space? Existing in some other space? 

    You sound like a trans-dimensionalphobe, Charlotte.

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  12. Hoyacon Member
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    This is for real?

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  13. David Deeble Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    This is for real?

    It’s nice work if you can get it – and you can get it if you’re a guy.

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  14. Hoyacon Member
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    This is for real?

    It’s nice work if you can get it – and you can get it if you’re a guy.

    My workouts start now for next year.  I may have to brush up on the non- binary part.   Well, no . . . I won’t.

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  15. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    I saw the headline and thought, “Deeble is a comedian, that must be some sort of parody.” I guess I am living in the past, still thinking like a guy from 2020 because it is true.

    “Want to win prize money for running a 3 hour marathon? There’s just one catch . . . “

    Let’s not be too harsh on these non-binary athletes: they’re “natural Republicans” who aren’t afraid to seize an opportunity and profit from it!

    More like natural race hustling grifters. 

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  16. DaveSchmidt Coolidge
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    On the other hand…I think I’ll pass. I still have some shame.

    I think you mean some pride!

    Self-respect 

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  17. Justin Other Lawyer Coolidge
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    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    On the other hand…I think I’ll pass. I still have some shame.

    I think you mean some pride!

    Self-respect

    Self-respect is the more precise term.  I used “shame” in the sense of “have you no shame?”.  Therefore, having a modicum of self-respect/shame remaining, I won’t be participating in non-binary sporting events.

    That, and the fact that I’m pretty lazy and hate the thought of getting back into shape.

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  18. David Deeble Member
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    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    DaveSchmidt (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    On the other hand…I think I’ll pass. I still have some shame.

    I think you mean some pride!

    Self-respect

    Self-respect is the more precise term. I used “shame” in the sense of “have you no shame?”. Therefore, having a modicum of self-respect/shame remaining, I won’t be participating in non-binary sporting events.

    That, and the fact that I’m pretty lazy and hate the thought of getting back into shape.

    I followed your drift. ;)

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  19. Roberto Inactive
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    It is truly something so… well I will come right out and say it evil and grotesque, this current passion that women only have worth as long as they emulate men and that it is fine for men to beat down women as long as they are pretending to be one.

    It is mind boggling, I keep wondering if any of the disturbed producing such had mothers at all.

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  20. Vance Richards Member
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    Justin Other Lawyer (View Comment):

    That, and the fact that I’m pretty lazy and hate the thought of getting back into shape.

    You could come up with any gender you want, but there still won’t be a category that I could win . . . unless it is something like “Non-Binary with an Uber.”

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  21. Steven Seward Member
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    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Hoyacon (View Comment):

    This is for real?

    It’s nice work if you can get it – and you can get it if you’re a guy.

    My workouts start now for next year. I may have to brush up on the non- binary part. Well, no . . . I won’t.

    You gave me an idea.

    I’m going to participate in the marathon as “bicycle empowered  non-conformist runner.”  I can pedal my way a half-hour ahead of those non-inclusive pedestrian-bound tortoises.

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  22. Kozak Member
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  23. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    9thDistrictNeighbor (View Comment):

    Where are the feminists? They seem to identify as crickets.

     

     

    Martina Navratilova has been quite outspoken on this issue.

    She understands that it truly is a way to once again consign women in sports to perpetually occupying the bench.

     

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  24. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    In this particular case, I do not feel bad for the women competing in that division.  They could have chosen to race in the women’s division.  If they chose to compete in the non-binary division, they knew what they were up against.  It isn’t the same as when a female college athlete has to compete against a male who sees himself as a female.

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  25. David Deeble Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    In this particular case, I do not feel bad for the women competing in that division. They could have chosen to race in the women’s division. If they chose to compete in the non-binary division, they knew what they were up against. It isn’t the same as when a female college athlete has to compete against a male who sees himself as a female.

    Just remember that all of the women running faster than 2:45 would have had to weighed entering the non-binary division against appearance money resulting from being accepted as an elite (female) athlete – and would have finished out of the money in either instance. 

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  26. Vance Richards Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    In this particular case, I do not feel bad for the women competing in that division. They could have chosen to race in the women’s division. If they chose to compete in the non-binary division, they knew what they were up against. It isn’t the same as when a female college athlete has to compete against a male who sees himself as a female.

    Yeah, because a woman is an actual thing while non-binary is just made up stupidity.

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  27. David Deeble Member
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    Vance Richards (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    In this particular case, I do not feel bad for the women competing in that division. They could have chosen to race in the women’s division. If they chose to compete in the non-binary division, they knew what they were up against. It isn’t the same as when a female college athlete has to compete against a male who sees himself as a female.

    Yeah, because a woman is an actual thing while non-binary is just made up stupidity.

    I’m not certain that *any* women competed in the non-binary division. 

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  28. David Deeble Member
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    David Deeble (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    In this particular case, I do not feel bad for the women competing in that division. They could have chosen to race in the women’s division. If they chose to compete in the non-binary division, they knew what they were up against. It isn’t the same as when a female college athlete has to compete against a male who sees himself as a female.

    Just remember that all of the women running faster than 2:45 would have had to weighed entering the non-binary division against appearance money resulting from being accepted as an elite (female) athlete – and would have finished out of the money in either instance.

    2:45 is plenty fast-enough to entertain a possible elite-entry invite for a female athlete. 

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  29. Full Size Tabby Member
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    In this particular case, I do not feel bad for the women competing in that division. They could have chosen to race in the women’s division. If they chose to compete in the non-binary division, they knew what they were up against. It isn’t the same as when a female college athlete has to compete against a male who sees himself as a female.

    Well, except we (“we” in the global society sense, not us rational individuals sense) are now creating two categories for men to win (“men” and “nonbinary”), while the women can realistically win in only one (“women”). The point of things like Title IX of the equal opportunity laws was to try to create some approximate parity between opportunities and rewards for men and women. “Parity” of awards and opportunities between men and women may or may not be a reasonable policy goal, but once that is set as the policy goal it violates that principle to set up a third (or more) category that will be dominated by men, as we have created three categories, two of which will be dominated by men, and leaving only one in which women have a reasonable chance of succeeding. Hardly the “parity” said to be the goal of establishing separate men’s and women’s athletic competitions. 

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  30. David Deeble Member
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    More thoughts from America’s Running Website, lets run.com: Gender Identity Has No Place In Sport.

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