800 dude wrote:
It was certainly not the headline Mary deserved.
It certainly reflected the editor's attitude towards the sport of running (i.e., there's no such thing as a running star).
It MAY have reflected the editor's feeling that Mary is just another Kenyan. Though, even if it did, such an attitude wouldn't NECESSARILY be grounded in racism. One could have the same attitude towards Russian chess prodigies or Brazilian soccer players or Iranian Taekwondo fighters, and it wouldn't have to be about race.
Anyway, it's a shame. Especially because the article by Crouse was fantastic, and that's obviously not the headline she would've written herself.
Exactly. They just don't care about the sport and actually sports in general as their Yankees headline has already suggested, which is fine by me, because we just aren't their target audience.