Feminist activists say they are ‘lost for words’ after it emerged that a Parkrun women’s record is still held by a transgender champion fell runner who was jailed for attempting to murder a UK Athletics official.
Former British fell-running champion Lauren Jeska, 41, was jailed in 2017 when a dispute with a UK Athletics official over her eligibility to compete as a female athlete when she was born male turned violent.
Oxford-educated Jeska was handed an 18-year prison sentence for repeatedly stabbing UK Athletics’ head of human resources, Ralph Knibbs, then 42.
Mr Knibbs suffered life-threatening injuries when Jeska took two knives to his office at Birmingham’s Alexander Stadium and repeatedly stabbed him after being told her titles would be null and void in row over testosterone levels.
Two of his colleagues were also hurt as they tried to stop the ‘frenzied’ attack.
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