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Two medals for Robinson in state track

Original post made on Jun 2, 2013

Gunn junior Sarah Robinson will have every right to be a little tired on Sunday, after running the equivalent of three miles at the 2013 CIF State Track and Field Championships on Saturday at Buchanan High in Clovis.

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Posted by RunnerGuy
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jun 2, 2013 at 10:10 am

Sarah is a girl. Therefore she did not make "the most of her ironman effort." Ironwoman, yes; ironman, no. Just like female members of Congress are now properly referred to as congresswomen, not congressmen. Think it doesn't matter? Try calling a male by a female term. Women now make up nearly 60% of American college students (perhaps "bachelor's" degree will also soon go by the wayside), and also outnumber men at the Master's and PhD levels, so let's please respect girls and women, and stop slighting them with outdated male-as-normative terms. And yes, I am a man who supports this. :-)

Now, back to the main point of the article: go, Sarah - fantastic job! And best of luck in your senior year!

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Posted by palo alto
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jun 2, 2013 at 1:25 pm

^^^You're that guy who probably took Roy Hibbert's "no homo" joke yesterday seriously and was offended. Some guys in this nation really just need to chill, I'm sure PA online had no intention of regarding her with "outdated male-as-normative terms". Read the damn article dude, no need to try and grab attention with you're nice attempt at intellectual language

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Posted by Well
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Jun 2, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Well, if you are going to be a stickler, I guess we should call it her "irongirl" effort, since she is a female prep competitor. But that doesn't sound as good. Personally, I'm perfectly fine with "ironman effort" covering all genders and ages as an accolade for strength and resilience, and don't think it slights anyone. Afterall, can't a woman make a "Herculean" effort? ;-)

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Posted by Jim
a resident of Midtown
on Jun 2, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Men and women compete equally in the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii......that's a good analogy to what Robinson did in the finals.....instead of swimming, biking and running, she ran, ran and ran and did a great job.