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In 10 states, girls run shorter cross country races than boys. Is that practice fair?

Updated: May 14, 2012, 3:58 PM ET
By Christopher Parish | ESPNHS.com

On a brisk day in late October, Molly Seidel crossed the finish line at the Wisconsin cross country state championships ahead of all other competitors. The senior won the Division 3 state meet handily, just weeks before she'd eventually be crowned as a national champion.

Her time of 13 minutes and 39 seconds was faster than any other winner, boy or girl, at the state meet.

Seidel is a brilliant distance runner, a Notre Dame-bound harrier whose wins at the Foot Locker ...

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