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Will men always be the swifter sex?

In quest to close sports gender gap, female athletes face physiological hurdle

For Kim Goodwin, the proof is in the pool.

Goodwin, a swimming coach at Norwood High School, has witnessed ninth-grade boys with little experience muscle through a 100-yard freestyle competition to beat female teammates who have been training for years.

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