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BBC, 13 May 2022
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Transgender women should compete in an "open category" in order to "protect women's sport", two current elite female runners tell the BBC.

The British athletes, one of whom is an Olympian, believe athletes should only be allowed to compete in the category of their biological sex.

As governing bodies struggle to find a way forward, trans athletes have faced criticism for competing at high levels in sport - even though they’ve met competition standards set by the discipline.

Is there an unfair advantage? Should transgender women be banned from competing in female categories? Should there be a separate category established? Or should sport be more inclusive?

BBC Sports Editor Dan Roan has been investigating the issue following several high profile recent cases that led to controversy and division.

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