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RE: [RC] Tevis winners - heidi

Actually, women do edge the men in endurance (speaking not of the sport here, but of the word in its truest sense), even though men have more strength.  Women do extraordinarily well in ultramarathoning, for instance, and also edge the men in being able to bear up to adverse circumstances such as heat and cold.  Keep in mind that biologically, the males of the species are the hunters and the conquerors, but the females are the ones who have to survive not only to bear the young but to feed them and ensure their survival.  The male's genes will pass on as long as he makes it to the female first--but none of the genes will pass on if the female does not survive.
 
Heidi



 Thank you. That explains it. I felt that men should be winning this because men are still, in fact, stronger than women. Its just a fact. They have better endurance as well. So I was expecting to find that there were far many more men winning than women ad was very surprised to see that was not so. However, if like you said, half the starts were men, and the other half were women, then maybe the men would be winning more. I bet that would be the case just based on physics alone.
 
So, thank you!
  
-------Original Message-------
 
Date: 7/29/2007 12:42:18 PM
Subject: [RC] Tevis winners
 
In response to:"I just counted up the winners of Tevis since the
beginning, and as of last nights win..28 winners were women, and
28 winners were men! Isnt that something?"
 
Actually women are about 70+% of AERC members so that this number
of men is out of proportion with more than a 2:1 ratio of women to
men.
 
Mike
 
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