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Sometimes truth is so undeniable that even the liberal press is forced to allow it through their filter. Of course, this only occurs with a certain amount of credentials. Such is the case with this article by Jon Entine over at The Daily Beast titled “What Makes a Great Olympian? Sometimes it’s Genetics.” Entine, who is an academic at George Mason University, even defends his column in the comments section.
One funny passage comes in the discussion of Kenyans’ dominance in long-distance running. Entine says that a common theory for Kenyan dominance is that children are “naturally trained” by, for example, running back and forth from home to school:
“That’s just silly,” Kenyan-born Wilson Kipketer told me. Kipketer currently holds eight of the 17 all-time fastest 800m times, a middle-distance track event. “I lived right next door to school,” he laughed, dismissing cookie-cutter explanations. “I walked, nice and slow.”