Retired Cyclocross Champion Speaks Out On Trans Athletes In Women’s Sports

  • Hannah Arensman, a superstar cyclist who competed on the national cyclocross circuit, spoke out Friday about the decision to retire from the sport after she lost to Austin Killips at an event last year.
  • Killips, a transgender female who is allowed to compete in the women’s division, finished in third place at the UCI Cyclocross National Championships in December. Arensman finished in fourth and another transgender female, Jenna Lingwood, finished in fifth place.
  • Arensman revealed she retired from the sport in an amicus brief calling for the Supreme Court to vacate a preliminary injunction against a West Virginia law that sought to keep transgender student-athletes at all levels of competition to play against those with the same biological gender instead of the gender they identify as.
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