Glenique Frank Wiki – Glenique Frank Biography
Glenique Frank, 52, a transgender runner is under criticism for blaming “girl power” for defeating over 14,000 other women in the female category of the London Marathon, just months after competing as a man in New York.
Glenique Frank, who ran the New York Marathon as Glen Frank on Nov. 6, went viral after pausing to speak with a BBC reporter covering the UK race on Sunday. London is the best!” exclaimed the 52-year-old runner of her 17th marathon, which will comprise all of the “six majors,” including Berlin and eventually Boston. “It’s all about the girls!” Frank remarked this while flexing her big biceps over rainbow-colored armbands.
The runner, whose social media still shows photographs of her running prior events as a balding male, ended the mid-race discussion to gloat about her “beautiful son” being pregnant. So I’m going to be a grandmother — Granny G!” Frank exclaimed as he dashed away, draped in a blue, pink, and white transgender flag. The joyful words quickly became the latest flashpoint for opponents of transgender athletes competing against biological women.
Glenique Frank is 52 years old.
Trans runner beat 14,000 women in London marathon after running NYC as a man
Males in the [female] category is UNFAIR for females,” two-time Olympic runner Mara Yamauchi tweeted in response to Frank’s interview. Nearly 14,000 actual females suffered a worse finish position [because] of” Frank, stated Yamauchi, who claimed that even though she was “ranked second in the world” as a woman, “at least 1300 men ran faster than me.” UK Athletics implemented World Athletics’ guidelines on the exclusion of transgender women from elite female competitions at the end of March in order to make it “fair for athletes who have gone through male puberty to be excluded from the female category in athletics.”
Glenique Frank, a transgender runner, ran the London Marathon as a trans athlete two months after running the New York Marathon as male Glen Frank. It did, however, allow those who had already registered races to compete in categories that did not correspond to their biological sex. This male competed under UK Athletics’ transitional arrangements, but it is still wrong and unfair,” Yamauchi explained to Telegraph Sport.
The London Marathon, according to Cathy Devine, a former lecturer in sport and physical activity at the University of Cumbria, is “enabling.” There are zero categories in which male performance advantage is excluded.” “God forbid that female runners have their own category celebrating what women runners can do,” she wrote on Twitter. When asked about the backlash, Frank responded with three laughing emojis and told The Washington Post, “Apparently I’ve stirred up the hornet’s nest.”