Transgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400-meter hurdles at US Olympic trials because she has not demonstrated that she meets the testosterone requirements.
Before transitioning, Telfer competed for the men’s team at Franklin Pierce, ranking 200th in 2016 and 390th in 2017 among Division II competition.
She did not compete in 2018 as she transitioned.
In 2019, Telfer won a Division II national title in the 400-meter hurdles and was named an All-American.
While many have argued that transgender athletes in women’s sports have an unfair advantage, Telfer has argued that she is at a disadvantage because her 6-foot-2 frame makes her more susceptible to wind resistance.