Transgender Runner Claims He’s at a Disadvantage Running in Women’s Races

Erin Evans

You may remember CeCe Telfer as the male who won a woman’s track title at the NCAA National Championship last month.

CeCe Telfer, who was born Craig Telfer, was a mediocre male competitor, at best:

“In 2016 and 2017, Telfer ranked 200th and 390th, respectively, among [Division II] men in the 400 hurdles (Telfer didn’t run outdoor track in 2018 as either a man or a woman,” Johnson wrote.

“Telfer ran slightly faster in the 400 hurdles competing as a man (57.34) than as a woman (57.53), even though the men’s hurdles are six inches taller than the woman’s hurdles. Yet when Telfer ran 57.34 as a man, she didn’t even score at her conference meet.”

Now, Telfer is claiming that HE’S the one at a disadvantage when competing against cisgender females – not the actual women he’s stealing titles from.

“My body is going through so many odd medical implications, like it’s going through biochemistry changes. So being on hormone replacement therapy . . . your muscle depletion, your muscle is deteriorating, you lose a lot of strength because testosterone is where you get your strength, your agility, all that athletic stuff.”

“So I have to work twice as hard to keep that strength. And if I slack off a day that’s like three days set behind,” Telfer added.

So, he has to follow a strict training regimen, like most college athletes of any gender. And he’s losing strength because he has less testosterone than he used to when he competed as a male. I don’t see how that’s a disadvantage against BIOLOGICAL FEMALES.

Even though Telfer runs slightly slower as a female than he did as a male, he still beat the (female) runner-up by a full second and a half: he won with a time of 57.53 seconds; the runner-up finished in 59.21 seconds.

Transgender male-to-female are ruining female sports. They are taking away opportunities, scholarships, and titles from real women who just can’t compete against MEN, even men who have suppressed their testosterone levels. It’s not right. But sure, Telfer’s the one at a disadvantage here.