17-time NCAA champion Edward Cheserek struggles to obtain American citizenship
Edward Cheserek of Kenya is likely one of the maximum adorned observe and box athlete in NCAA historical past, successful 17 nationwide titles. The five,000m runner competed for the University of Oregon on a pupil visa, however has now not been in a position to obtain a inexperienced card since graduating in 2017, as he reportedly hasn’t proved himself towards skilled runners.
The New York Times reviews that Cheserek is having a look to obtain American citizenship. But till he obtains a inexperienced card The Times says that, “the clock cannot start ticking on the five years he has to wait before he can apply for United States citizenship. An act of Congress, could expedite that process, but not much else.”
Cheserek received a P1 visa in January of 2018 which allowed him to proceed coaching in Flagstaff, Arizona for twelve months. His utility to prolong that visa remains to be beneath evaluation.
The runner will compete within the Wanamaker Mile on Saturday on the Millrose Games in New York City. One of the sector, Yomif Kejelcha, is taking a run on the indoor mile international file. The file is recently three:48.45 and held through Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco. Last 12 months Cheserek ran the second one quickest indoor mile mark in historical past, hitting three:49.44 on the Valentine Invitational in Boston.
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