Social Constructs examines the development of constructed understanding of the world. The social construct that is demonstrated in the event of swimming is that women are weaker than men, and therefore are unable to perform the 1500 in the Olympics.
THE MEDIA HELPS ENCOURAGE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS
Why does Phelps get recognized with the main headline for an accomplishment that should be shadowed by Ledecky's world record?
However, like stated before, it's not only the women facing this problem. The men don't have the opportunity to showcase their talents in the 800 meter freestyle.
WHY NOT SIMPLY GIVE THE WOMEN A MILE AND THE MEN AN 800 AND CALL IT EVEN?