The famous woman runner who died and then became a man

"In a life shadowed by mystery and scarred by shame, one thing was blindingly obvious about Stella Walsh: She could run faster than almost any woman alive.

During a two-decade span that started in the early 1930s, Walsh was queen of the sprints. She set or matched the world record in the 100 meters six times, her last mark standing for 11 years. She won three events at U.S. national championship meets four times, a feat that has never been equaled..."

"It was only in death that the truth about Stella Walsh emerged."

Read the story "The Runner's Secret" at The Washington Post>>

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