02 November 2008

New York Times: Reporting Like It's 1971

The Boston Marathon didn't allow women to enter until 1972, but the New York City Marathon included women from its first race in 1970 -- though the lone female competitor that year (along with 71 of the 121 male runners who entered) dropped out before the finish.

This year, incomprehensibly, the New York Times is live-blogging the men's marathon, while all but ignoring the women's race. (Paula Radcliffe just won.)

Go figure.