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Transgender Athletes Make Their Own Way

Marvin Joseph, The Washington Post via Getty Images

Schuyler Bailar, a transgender man and a swimmer at Harvard U., made the difficult decision to swim for the men’s team.
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Schuyler Bailar had her eye on the Harvard University rec­ord book almost as soon as she gained admission; her high-school times in the 100-meter breast stroke were nearly as fast as the women’s all-time best at Harvard.

But during a year off...

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