WSJ wrote:A letsrun visitor took the time to email us the article with the follwoing comment, "Will this end critical board chatter on NYT’s (racist) coverage of (Mary) Cain and not Ajee (Wilson)?"
American distance runners have spent much of the past two decades losing to Kenyans and Ethiopians. Now the U.S. just might be on the verge of fixing that problem—if a fast Kenyan named Edward Cheserek becomes an American.....
Cheserek’s early dominance has American track boosters thinking the world’s next great distance runner just might end up competing for Team USA, even as soon as next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Cheserek is pursuing American citizenship and has said he hopes one day to compete and win Olympic medals for the U.S....
Cheserek, a business-administration major, is in the U.S. on a student visa. With the help of an immigration lawyer affiliated with St. Benedict’s, Hannon is leading an effort to get him what is known as an aliens of extraordinary ability visa. That would serve as a green card and the first step in an expedited effort for him to gain citizenship ahead of the 2016 Olympics. It is very unlikely that Cheserek could be a citizen in time for this summer’s world championships in China.
Update: The article is out in today's paper (Thursday). Here is a photo of the headline which is different in print: "U.S.'s Next Great Runner: A Kenyan"