Why Kenya’s Edward Cheserek Is America’s Next Great Runner

March 11, 2015 9:13 PM

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Why Kenya’s Edward Cheserek Is America’s Next Great Runner

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.

A sophomore at Oregon, the 5-foot-6 Cheserek is well on his way to becoming one of the best college distance runners ever, a combination of talent, confidence, dedication, patience and humility whose potential looks limitless.

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