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David Wharton

David Wharton is a feature sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times. His work has won the Associated Press Sports Editors award for enterprise reporting and has been selected for the prestigious “Best American Sports Writing.” He has written for magazines such as Surfer and Men’s Fitness, and is the author of two nonfiction books, “Conquest” and “Yesterday & Today.”
Track federation vows to fight for new rule barring female athletes with naturally high testosterone

The IAAF wants athletes with hyperandrogenism — such as two-time Olympic gold medalist Caster Semenya — to take medication that would alter their body chemistry.

Ultra running can mean extreme heat, mountain climbs and, oh yeah, look out for those trees

Reaching the finish line is never guaranteed in ultra running, a supercharged version of the marathon in which athletes attempt far-longer distances in often harsh conditions. One popular ultra race begins in the searing heat of Death Valley and finishes 8,300 feet up Mt. Whitney.

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