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Yearwood acknowledges she is stronger than many of her other competitors, but said girls who are not transgender may have other advantages. Twelve years later, in Stockholm, a Portuguese runner died in the sweltering Olympic Marathon. Please help by adding reliable sources. The IAAF has delayed the introduction of a testosterone limit for female athletes until after Semenya's appeal against the rule is heard.