Supporting my theory is the fact that woman athletes are narrowing the gap between their male competitors every day. Yes, there's a difference, but especially in endurance related sports, this gap narrows year by year.
Just a few minutes ago, Heather Gollnick won the Ironman Wisconsin race -- and her run split (an entire marathon) was the same as the male winner's time. In other words, she swam three miles, biked 118 miles -- and then ran a marathon at the same rate as the top male competitor, who'd just done the same race on the same course, on the same day. And it was within my lifetime that women were told that it simply wasn't possible for a woman to complete a marathon, and it would never be done --- and they were forbidden to even try!
Go women! I predict that within a few decades -- years, even, several sports will have top competitors of both genders competing head to head, fairly.
A great day for women! And triathletes! And well.... humanity, when you get right down to it.