GETTING CURIOUS | What Is Fairness In Sports? with Caster Semenya


This week’s guest has not one, but TWO Olympic gold medals. Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya joins Jonathan to discuss what fairness in athletics really looks like. From her experience undergoing public scrutiny to her favorite sport to watch on TV, we learn all about this amazing Olympian and her fight to be allowed to compete.

Caster Semenya, OIB, is a South African middle-distance runner and winner of two Olympic gold medals and three World Championships in the women’s 800 meters. The Race to Be Myself is her debut memoir. She lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her wife, Violet Raseboya, and their children.

You can follow Caster on Instagram @castersemenya800m and Twitter @MightyCaster. You can follow W.W. Norton on Instagram and Twitter @wwnorton.

Caster’s memoir The Race to Be Myself is available now via W.W. Norton or wherever books are sold.

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