A few weeks ago, the governing body for international track and field made an announcement regarding women’s marathon records. Turns out, the IAAF will only recognize world records run by women in races with a women-only field. The reason? Running with men in the field gives women an artificial advantage because they can pace themselves off the (faster) men.
As if that’s not ridiculous sounding enough, the IAAF made the rule retroactive. In other words, it erased the world record