In the mid-20th century, a lot of English runners envied the NCAA athletes that could train mostly full time on a scholarship. A few decades later, NCAA athletes envied the communist block athletes who could train mostly full time into adulthood. Nobody questioned why Ted Corbitt was the only distance-runner-of-color to come out of America; nobody questioned why the first black man on a distance podium, Abede Bikila, came a decade and a half after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball (nobody questioned why women didn’t even get a distance event until 12 years after that). Running requires the least equipment and has the most accessible of training facilities, but it would be a mistake to call it the most inclusive sport.