Woodstock Woman who was Born a man Qualifies for Boston Marathon
Stevie Romer of Woodstock, Illinois came out a year and a half ago...
Woodstock resident Stevie Romer was born a man. About a year and a half ago, she began her transition and now is catching flack after qualifying for the Boston Marathon.
According to NW Herald Stevie qualified with a time of 3 hours and 41 minutes, which allows for her to run in the Boston Marathon. But there are those that do not find this fair:
“I had a number of people … mention since I am trans they don’t know if it was fair for me to qualify on female standards,I hate that conflict. I have pretty much stopped racing locally [because] that has created problems before.”
- Stevie Romer
Critics lean on a "perceived biological advantage" for transgender athletes, as their reasoning for this not being fair.