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South African Runner Gets Glamour Makeover

The new Caster Semenya

The new Caster Semenya

One minute she’s being accused of not being a woman and the next she’s given a Hollywood makeover, Caster Semenya, the 18 year old from South Africa is big news again.

    Her public relations people are trying to give her a new, more feminine image and the results are drastically stunning.

   After winning the 800 meters at the world games in Berlin, Semenya was ordered to take a gender test, https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2009/08/19/gold-medalist-ordered-to-take-gender-test/ because her rise to fame was too sudden and her masculine looks not fitting with IAAF official standards.

Caster Semenya
Caster Semenya

Semenya came away as passing the gender test but her looks and her higher than normal testosterone levels left some wondering about her femininity.  Now, just weeks after winning the gold medal in Berlin, https://waynejoseph.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/caster-semenya-all-woman/Semenya has taken on an entire different appearance.   My only hope is that she is happy with herself and that she continues to dazzle track spectators with her dominance in racing.  Good luck Caster!

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September 10, 2009 Posted by | Editorial | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Big Island Cyclist Do Well on Oahu

181 cyclist start and only 150 finish

181 cyclist start and only 150 finish

Dick Evans Memorial Road Race    (112 miles around Oahu) from Sunday

 181 starters, 150 finishers 

Winner was Mike Zagorski (Oahu) in a time of 5:10:22

  Big Island Finishers.

 Kevin Murar (Kona) 8th 5 hours 11 minutes 12 seconds

Steve Lundblad 14th 5:14:07

Former Big Island resident Dan Miller 27th (also crashed during the race)

Richard Chamberlain 57th

Neil Erickson 85th (flat tire)

Ryan Mason 92nd (flat tire)

Gerry Hollins 118th (flat tire)

Leonard Bisel DNF (crash and unable to continue)

Russel_Kappius_cyclist“It was a tough day for Big Island cyclists with numerous flats and crashes.  Worst off was Leonard Bisel who crashed hard.  He suffered from some road rash and bruises, but his bike is  need of some serious repair,” Steve Lundblad said.

September 10, 2009 Posted by | Cyclist | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments