Biological Male Runner Barred from Women’s Olympics Due to High Testosterone

CeCé Telfer
by Mary Margaret Olohan


A biologically male runner has been banned from the women’s 400-meter Olympic hurdle event because the runner did not meet the World Athletics conditions on testosterone levels.

“CeCe [Telfer] has turned her focus towards the future and is continuing to train,” the transgender athlete’s manager said, the Associated Press reported, adding that Telfer will respect the decision. “She will compete on the national — and world — stage again soon.”

Transgender runner Telfer won the NCAA title competing for a women’s team in 2019, according to the AP.

Since then, according to the publication, World Athletics has released guidelines closing off international women’s events that are between 400 meters and one mile to athletes who fail to meet eligibility requirements, such as having testosterone levels below 5 nonomoles per liter for a year.

Telfer formerly competed for a men’s team at Division II Franklin Pierce before taking time off and then returning to compete as a woman.

The transgender athlete said in a blog post last week: “I love what I’m doing and I’m getting to live my truth and live my authentic life. I believe that this is my way of being the change that I want to see in the world. And I live by that every single day.”

“Following notification from World Athletics on June 17 that the conditions had not yet been met, USATF provided CeCe with the eligibility requirements and, along with World Athletics, the opportunity to demonstrate her eligibility so that she could compete at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials,” USA Track & Field said in a statement, according to the AP. “According to subsequent notification to CeCe from World Athletics on June 22, she has not been able to demonstrate her eligibility.”

At least 31 states have taken action to ban biological males from participating in female sports: Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia, and Wisconsin have introduced legislation aimed at banning biological males from female sports, according to data compiled by the American Principles Project.

Governors in ArkansasFloridaIdahoMississippi, and Tennessee have signed these pieces of legislation into law.

South Dakota’s bill was thrust into the national spotlight when Republican Gov. Kristi Noem refused to sign the legislation without her suggested changes. The governor has steadily insisted the bill would subject South Dakota to lawsuits the state could not win and said she seeks to “protect girls” through other measures.

Noem continues to push back on assertions that she caved to pressure from groups like the NCAA, emphasizing that she wants long-term solutions that will protect South Dakota girls.

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Mary Margaret Olohan is a reporter at Daily Caller News Foundation.
Photo “CeCé Telfer” by CeCé Telfer.






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4 Thoughts to “Biological Male Runner Barred from Women’s Olympics Due to High Testosterone”

  1. Traditional Thinker

    Stories such as these have no place in the news. Their recognition is air to the immoral cancer cells in the world. The most important response for spiritual illness such as those who do not accept their gender is to repent for your sin. And those who support this type of lifestyle in others should do the same. Your lust for depravity has blinded your natural way of thinking.

  2. William Delzell

    Do you want a biological female (trans-man) playing with boys? She might cause the boys’ team she’s on to lose to a cis-boys’ team. Let’s make you guys who support this new trans law carry your own birth certificates before we let you into the boys’ locker room or the men’s restroom! Share in everybody else’s hardships for a change!

  3. 83ragtop50

    So I am supposed to have sympathy for it or what?

  4. JG2284

    …and this is news???