A woman won the 2013 Asics LA Marathon ahead of all men, won $ 50000 gender challenge. What’s the catch?


In a surprising and inspiring race, a female first-time marathon runner won the 2013 LA Marathon.

Aleksandra Duliba, a 27-year-old woman from Belarus, was the first runner, male or female, to cross the finish line Sunday, KTLA reports.    Aleksandra Duliba, LA Marathon 2013 Record-Breaking Winner, Was A First-Time Marathoner

Isn’t it great. We knew it: women are superior to men in sports. It is only the patriarchy stops holding them back.

Aleksandra Duliba of Belarus wins the 2013 Asics LA Marathon women’s race in her marathon debut with a time of 2:26:05 to beat the men and claim the $75,000 Asics challenge in Santa Monica Sunday morning March 17.   source

This is well deserved.

She earned $75,000 for her victory, $25,000 as the top women’s finisher and a $50,000 bonus for beating the top men’s finisher.  Huff post

She won the "gender challenge".  The first to cross the finish line, proving female superiority. She should get a Million.

2013 LA Marathon: Erick Mose finishes 2nd overall

Erick Mose of Kenya finished first in the men’s competition with a time of 2:09:43, outrunning his fellow countryman Julius Keter in the final mile of the the marathon. Aleksandra Duliba won the overall competition  Universalsports

Great. At least a man in second place.

What a cheat!

The were given women an 18:35 head start and Duliba ran the race 16:36 behind the men.  source


Isn’t this called CHEATING? Starting 18:35 minutes early? So a woman that was 16:36 minutes slower then the man got $ 75 000, while the man got nothing. Well, he got 25000 for being the first man, 16 minutes before the woman [prize rules here]

Actually, all top 10 males ran faster then the "winner".  This is because the elite field was very small.

Oh, this is equality.

Note that many newspapers report that the overall winner, the first, was a woman. Without any clear explanation of the cheat.

In snooker, tennis, chess, and obviously, cooking, women have proven their superiority (ahem, vast inferiority) already. The US armed forces get weakened by women that clearly under-perform, as women get admitted without being required to pass the same tests.

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As gender is socially constructed, can a man not declare he feels like a woman, and thus enter the women’s competition and the "gender‘ challenge? After all, it is not a sex challenge.

Human-Stupidity suggests future gender challenges a boxing match, where the woman can beat the man for 18:35 minutes, before the man can hit back or even move to avoid getting hit. Of course, an additional 150 lbs. weight advantage would be of additional help.

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4 thoughts on “A woman won the 2013 Asics LA Marathon ahead of all men, won $ 50000 gender challenge. What’s the catch?”

  1. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenyan Fred Mogaka outran countryman Moses Kororia in the last mile Sunday to win the Los Angeles Marathon and its battle-of-the-sexes challenge.

    Kororia and another Kenyan, Christopher Kipyego, passed eventual women’s winner Ramilia Burangolova in the 25th mile. But Mogaka surged ahead of all three and crossed the finish line in 2 hours, 17 minutes, 14 seconds to give the race a Kenyan men’s winner for the ninth consecutive year.

    By crossing the finish line first, Mogaka earned a $100,000 bonus as part of “The Challenge,” which allows the top women to start nearly 20 minutes ahead of the men. The time differential is chosen by race officials in hopes of creating a close finish between the top man and the top woman.

    Mogaka and Burangolova each received $20,000, plus a new car. Burangolova’s winning time among the women was 2:37:54, 49 seconds behind Mogaka.

    With Mogaka’s win, the men evened the score in “The Challenge.” The women had won two of the previous three editions. There were 19 men entered in the elite field, compared to only six women.

    “I tried to store energy at the end,” Mogaka said. “I wanted to have finishing power.”

    The race lacked star quality. Russian Lidiya Grigoryeva and Kenyan Benson Cherono, who set course records last year, did not return to defend their crowns. Many of the top men and women were running in Los Angeles for the first time.

    Runners also faced a new challenge: the course. For the first time in the marathon’s history, the 26.2-mile race started at Universal Studios at the edge of the San Fernando Valley and finished in downtown.

    Newspaper is from 2007

    Note: it is not so shocking when the fastest and best guy wins the challenge.


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