Girl Talk

Today is the 45th anniversary of Title IX, which states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Impacting many areas of our high school and collegiate system, both in the classroom and outside of it, this section of the Education Amendments of 1972 has helped level the playing field. With the U.S. women’s cross country team achieving unprecedented success on the global stage in recent years, it’s hard to consider that Title IX hasn’t played a role.

To honor Title IX and what it’s meant, not only to cross country skiing, but women’s athletics in general we’re reposting Erika Flowers’s story Girl Talk about the challenges of being fast and female today.

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