Boston Marathon to feature non-binary category in 2023 race

The Pink Times
The Pink Times September 13, 2022
Updated 2022/09/13 at 10:10 AM
The Boston Marathon trophy sits on the finish line of the 126th Boston Marathon in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 18, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder/Files

(Reuters) – Athletes will have the option to register as non-binary in the 2023 edition of the Boston Marathon, the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) said.

“Non-binary athletes who have completed a marathon as a non-binary participant during the current qualifying window (Sept. 1, 2021 through Sept. 16, 2023) may submit an entry application into the 2023 Boston Marathon,” BAA said in a statement on Monday.

For non-binary athletes, the qualifying standards will be the same as those in the women’s field, but the BAA added that the qualification times would be “updated accordingly” in future races.

New York’s Brooklyn marathon and half-marathon in April also featured a category for non-binary athletes.

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