US-born athletes of Haitian descent make up most of Haiti’s small Olympic squad
With millions of Haitians living on $2 a day or less and hundreds of thousands of people rendered homeless by a devastating earthquake two years ago, the country struggles to produce world-class athletes. But those with Haitian links are still eager to represent the small Caribbean country. “I still feel Haitian even if I wasn’t born there,” 21-year-old sprinter Marlena Wesh said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. Wesh, who will run in the 200 and 400-meter races at the Olympics, grew up in Virginia and is a senior at Clemson University. Her parents are from Haiti. Besides having family ties to Haiti, the…………..

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July 23, 2012 Washington Post

US-born athletes of Haitian descent make up most of Haiti’s small Olympic squad

With millions of Haitians living on $2 a day or less and hundreds of thousands of people rendered homeless by a devastating earthquake two years ago, the country struggles to produce world-class athletes. But those with Haitian links are still eager to represent the small Caribbean country. “I still feel Haitian even if I wasn’t born there,” 21-year-old sprinter Marlena Wesh said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. Wesh, who will run in the 200 and 400-meter races at the Olympics, grew up in Virginia and is a senior at Clemson University. Her parents are from Haiti. Besides having family ties to Haiti, the…………..

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