Letters to the Editor

We are what we eat

Jacob Chemtai of Kenya wins the 32nd annual California International Marathon on Dec. 7. A letter writer suggests his diet is likely much healthier than most Americans’.
Jacob Chemtai of Kenya wins the 32nd annual California International Marathon on Dec. 7. A letter writer suggests his diet is likely much healthier than most Americans’. rbyer@sacbee.com

American diet unhealthy

Re “Exhaustion, joy at the finish line” (Page A1, Dec. 8): Congratulations to the foreign runners who won the California International Marathon. The Bee ought to ask these winners what their eating and lifestyle habits are, especially since they’re probably way different than what Americans have become accustomed to.

For instance, I can imagine the Kenyan Jacob Chemtai probably never drinks commercial sports drinks, colas or sodas or eats fast food. Americans have become the laziest and fattest people on Earth, and they need to re-learn how to be athletically competitive in comparison to other nations.

Michelle Kunert, Sacramento

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