UK athletes call for end to 'outdated' gender inequality in cross country races

Athletes in England are coming together to tackle what they see as gender inequality in cross country running.

Although men and women usually run the same distances on the track and in road races, women’s races are often much shorter at cross country events, sometimes barely more than half of the men’s distance.

petition calling for the distances to be equalized has gathered over 1,600 signatures and that number is rising rapidly.

Maud Hodson, a keen runner over distances from 60 meters to ultra-marathons, started the petition in December. The hashtag #RunEqual is now taking off on Twitter and Ms Hodson is gathering

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