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London Marathon to include non-binary option

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LONDON: The public ballot for next year’s London Marathon will have a non-binary gender option for the first time, organisers confirmed on Wednesday.

All potential runners in the mass participation event will have three gender options when the ballot opens on Oct 1 — male, female and non-binary.

The elite races, which all operate under World Athletics rules, will not offer a non-binary gender option.

“This is a significant step forward for the TCS London Marathon as we continue our journey to make our event truly inclusive,” Event Director Hugh Brasher said.

“We know there is still much more to be done, but changes such as this demonstrate our commitment to making the TCS…

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