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.
Caster’s memoir The Race to Be Myself is available now via W.W. Norton or wherever books are sold.
Transcripts for each episode are available at JonathanVanNess.com.
Find books from Getting Curious guests at bookshop.org/shop/curiouswithjvn.
Our senior producer is Chris McClure. Our associate producer is Allison Weiss. Our engineer is Nathanael McClure. Production support from Julie Carrillo, Anne Currie, and Chad Hall.
Our theme music is “Freak” by QUIÑ; for more, head to TheQuinCat.com.
Curious about bringing your brand to life on the show? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices