12 Jan '18, 11pm

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“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to multiple sources and first reported in the Washington Post . (White House officials have not denied the account.) The first athlete to react to the remark publicly was Bernard Lagat , a five-time Olympian who is from Kenya and became a U.S. citizen in 2004. In a tweet, he called himself “a proud son of the shining continent called Africa.” I’m a proud son of the shining continent called Africa. My heritage is deeply rooted in my Kenyan roots. Africa is NO #shithole , mr. trump. pic.twitter.com/9j9rMWyki7 — Bernard Lagat (@Lagat1500) January 12, 2018 Lagat did not respond to a text message on Friday requesting a phone interview with Runner’s World . But it’s another instance in which the current political climate—and the administration’s open hostility toward immigrants—has cast...

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