The Boston marathon is on Monday (April 16) and for the first time this year...

transgender runners will be allowed to compete under the gender they identify with. The Boston Athletic Association, which oversees the marathon only asks that runners compete under the same gender identity they declared when they qualified for the marathon.

They do require an I.D. to run but the Association doesn't have a policy in place in case the gender on the I.D. is different than the gender they want to run under.

At least five transgender women have signed up to run this year. On three of the transgender women who qualified for the 2018 Boston Marathon are Amelia Gapin of Jersey City, New Jersey; Grace Fisher of Hancock, Maryland; and Stevie Romer of Woodstock, Illinois.

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