The Shakeout Podcast: Why do women still run shorter distances than men in cross-country?

October 6th, 2017 by Joan Chung | Posted in The Shakeout Podcast | 1 Comment »

Although there have been many changes in the last year, at nearly every level women still run less than men at cross-country races in Canada. We ask various runners why


How the commentary at the Canadian track championships proved that gender inequality still exists in distance running

July 19th, 2017 by Canadian Running | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

It’s not enough to give girls and women the opportunity to run long, we have to encourage them as well


Will hormone testing make a re-appearance in athletics?

July 4th, 2017 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

In 2015, the courts ordered the IAAF to halt gender testing. Now that the two-year ban is up, will it make a reappearance?


John Lofranco weighs in on cross-country gender equity debate

November 16th, 2016 by Canadian Running | Posted in The Scene | 2 Comments »

As the debate on university cross-country distances continues to be a hot one, a highly qualified coach weighs in to debate a recent elite athlete’s standing on the issue.


Interview: Kathrine Switzer reflects on 50-year career since iconic Boston Marathon debut

November 15th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in 2017 Boston Marathon, Features, The Scene | No Comments »

Approaching the 50th anniversary of her controversial Boston Marathon run, women’s running icon Kathrine Switzer reflects on her life spent paving the way for generations of female runners and the state of gender equality in the sport today.


Ontario university coaches vote to increase women’s cross-country distance

October 31st, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

According to Queen’s University coach, Steve Boyd, the Ontario university cross-country women’s races will be moved to 8K in 2017 and 2018.


Queen’s to host Canada’s first-ever university cross-country meet with equal distances for men and women

October 14th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Queen’s Invitational in Kingston, Ont. on Saturday is expected to be the first-ever North American cross-country collegiate meet with equal distances among men and women (photo: Maxine Gravina).


Victoria Coates says her athlete development was hindered by sport’s gender inequality

September 12th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Victoria Coates speaks out about how discrepancy in race distances between university men and women hindered her development (photo: Maxine Gravina).


U.S. transgender athlete breaks barriers by racing internationally as male

June 6th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Many trans athletes face issues when racing in the gender category which they identify with. On the weekend, Chris Mosier (born female) represented the U.S. as a male athlete in international competition.


OFSAA debates equaling distance for 2016 male and female races

January 26th, 2016 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | 6 Comments »

Those behind the organization of Ontario’s highly competitive high school cross-country championships talked about implementing equal race distances for boys and girls in 2017. This past fall, there was a hot debate going on […]


Canadian university coach responds to the gender equality debate

November 26th, 2015 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Runs & Races | 4 Comments »

Canadian university coaches voted down a motion for gender equality at the 2015 university cross-country championships (CIS) two weeks ago in Guelph, Ont. After reaching out to coaches who voted either in favour, were […]


Coaches debate equalizing men and women’s race distances, one sends in quotes from the meeting

November 21st, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

There has been quite a large gender debate going on in cross-country at the Canadian university level this fall. While the CIS Championships were held in Guelph last weekend, wrapping up the season for […]