Badass Athena triathletes: Athletic performativity and embodiment

  title={Badass Athena triathletes: Athletic performativity and embodiment},
  author={Wendy A. Burns-Ardolino},
  journal={Fat Studies},
  pages={240 - 258}
ABSTRACT Embodied subjectivity and athletic performativity require both mind and body to work together to achieve athletic goals and move beyond cultural barriers. This is perhaps best demonstrated by Athena triathletes, the category of women racers who compete at a weight of at least 165 lb. The experiences of Athena triathletes remind us of the very real structural barriers that mainstream culture produces to constrain, limit, and reduce women’s bodily capacities, rendering women’s bodies as… Expand
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