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Yesterday’s marathon

For the 11th consecutive year, the New York City Marathon was won by someone from either Kenya, Ethopia, or Eritrea. (HBD lesson: Obviously a certain kind of western [eastern] African genotype is superior for winning marathons. Race is just a social construct? I think not.)

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Apparently most readers would rather dwell on a typo than discuss the issues.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Posted in New York City

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  1. Each year around this time a runner comes, barely able to deliver his message through his coughing, vomiting, bleeding, and panting, and then dies on our doorstep. He says something like “the Greeks have won a great battle.” What does that mean?

    Oracle of Paramus

    November 3, 2019 at 12:39 PM

  2. Obviously there needs to be some sort of affirmative action for marathons to fight the systemic racism that’s part of the marathon supremacy system.

    Mike Street Station

    November 3, 2019 at 12:40 PM

  3. Edit: “eastern African”

    Check the map 🙂


    November 3, 2019 at 12:51 PM

  4. Western African?


    November 3, 2019 at 12:53 PM

  5. *East Africa

    Jokah Macpherson

    November 3, 2019 at 1:09 PM

  6. Great point, as always, but I think you mean “EASTERN African genotype.” not “western.” Cheers!


    November 3, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    • I read your entries about Ethiopia. Interesting.


      November 3, 2019 at 10:09 PM

  7. East african (especially from the highlands). Steve sailer wrote plenty about it.

    N Anne

    November 3, 2019 at 1:30 PM

  8. Eastern


    November 3, 2019 at 1:40 PM

  9. You mean “Eastern African”


    November 3, 2019 at 1:48 PM

  10. Don’t you mean eastern African genotype?

    Gilbert Ratchet

    November 3, 2019 at 1:48 PM

  11. Yes, and don’t expect these people to erect civilizations with plumbing and sewage.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    November 3, 2019 at 1:49 PM

  12. East.


    November 3, 2019 at 1:52 PM

  13. I think you mean eastern African. Look at a map.


    November 3, 2019 at 2:00 PM

  14. Yesterday? It’s today.

    In fact I was gonna warn everyone that this is Lion’s favorite day of the year!!


    November 3, 2019 at 2:22 PM

  15. They are not western Africans but rather eastern Africans, the westerns are known for explosive power and that’s why their American descendants usually win the 100 meter dash.


    November 3, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    • Not usually. The last 72 Olympic finalists have been if west African ancestry.


      November 3, 2019 at 9:50 PM

  16. Africans will win all the marathons and the NBA will be nearly all black. No calls of disparate impact, unequal results, affirmative action, if things were reversed. . .yadda. yadda, yadda.

    I, you, and the rulers know there is glaring double standard. Everyone knows. Doesn’t matter. What’s there left to say, Lion?

    On a related note, I’m always filled with glee when I a smug marathon enthusiast starts having knee, foot, or back issues.


    November 3, 2019 at 3:27 PM

  17. Over the past week in Canada the biggest news story(s) have been about a three year old boy who was stabbed multiple times while he slept, the struggle of ICU doctors to save him and then in short order, his death. We’ve learned that the man who carried out the attack was the boy’s mom’s boyfriend, and the attack happened in Winnipeg. Though very little other information has been released its obvious that the little boy was Native, as was the man who killed him (as in the US, Canada’s media is very tight lipped about identifying criminals by race, unless of course the criminal is white). Natives tend to live segregated from other Canadians. Their communities, whether in rural reserves or within urban areas like Winnipeg, have astronomical levels of brutality and violence, often fuelled by alcohol and drugs and the brutality is directed mostly towards women and children who reside in these communities. For middle and upper middle class white Canadians, this is the elephant in the room, the dirty little secret that can never be acknowledged. Canada’s liberal, state run CBC news site allows readers to post comments about most stories, but for any news concerning Natives issues, commenting is strictly forbidden, 100% of the time. As such it appears that liberal Canadians do acknowledge HBD, they just do it in a perverse, backhanded way.


    November 3, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    • 1st nations are more violent and commit more crimes in Anglophone Canada than they do in Québec.

      For some reason, I find French speaking blacks to be a mellower group than those who were subjugated by the Anglos.

      It’s a combination of nature and nurture.

      Ok, what, who's this again?

      November 3, 2019 at 9:14 PM

      • Only 2% of the Quebec population is First Nations. Maybe the French killed most of them off. But continue to vilify Anglophones if it makes you happy.


        November 4, 2019 at 12:32 AM

      • Ok, what, who’s this again? wrote:
        ” I find French speaking blacks to be a mellower group than those who were subjugated by the Anglos.”

        All those mellow Black’s in Haiti and Rwanda…


        November 4, 2019 at 12:37 AM

      • There aren’t many more 1st Nations in the living spaces occupied by Anglophones in Canada, just a larger percentage of natives are in Manitoba followed by Saskatchewan. That’s because the interior provinces has fewer Whites.

        But then Manitoba’s Whites aren’t the best and the brightest out of Canada.

        Winnipeg is a laughing stock in our adult cartoon show “The Simpsons”.

        A scene from the Simpsons.

        Take it from Lion, when you are surrounded by proles, it can’t bode well for the average person.

        Ok, what, who's this again?

        November 4, 2019 at 9:27 AM

    • Recently Trudeau announced there was a genocide against native women in Canada. Their was much hue and cry about how evil Canada (white Canada) is.

      When Harper was PM the RCMP made report on missing and murdered native women. The report concluded that most murdered native women are murdered by a native husband or boyfriend. In other words, domestic violence. Most of the crimes are solved. But the SJW went batshit and ranted and raved that it was all lies, and the violence was due to evil white colonists and residential schools.

      The natives seem to have a a great tendency to become addicted to alcohol. This is probably because they were only exposed to alcohol for a few hundred years (or less, in western Canada). So as a race they haven’t had time to evolve any protection against addiction. In Europe and Asia alcohol has been produced in large quantities for maybe 10,000 years.

      So it is not really the natives fault that so many of them were born with a biological tendency to become alcoholics. It isn’t really anyone’s fault. But the social justice warriors insist the alcoholism is the result of residential schools and the “60’s sweep”, when many native kids were adopted out to white people. Blaming white people is simply the only politically correct explanation for the problems that plague the natives.

      Maybe they also have an inborn tendency to be more violent than other races. On the other hand the high rate of criminality and violence among the natives might be caused by the high level of addiction. There is really no way to tell.

      If you look at the towns and cities in Canada that are “most dangerous”, you will always see the list is composed of places that have a relatively high portion of natives. Someone should make a graph comparing crime rate with portion of aboriginals. Of course such a graph would cause SJW heads to explode. Only someone who was literally Hitler would even think of making such a graph. I will probably be put on a list for putting together the data below:
      From Google. The list is a count down, with most dangerous at the bottom. I looked up the proportion of aboriginals in each town. :

      These are the top 10 MOST DANGEROUS cities in Canada 2018:

      Prince George, British Columbia. Crime Severity Index: 174.68. .. ( Aboriginal 15.4%).

      Langley, British Columbia. ..Crime Severity Index: 187.49 .(Aboriginal 3.7%)

      Quesnel, British Columbia. …Crime Severity Index: 214.04 (15.8% aboriginal)

      Williams Lake, British Columbia. …Crime Severity Index: 218. 57 (19.6% aboriginal)

      Red Deer, Alberta. ..Crime Severity Index: 221.56.(7.1% aboriginal)

      Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. … Crime Severity Index: 231.06 (22.6% aboriginal)

      Prince Albert and area, Saskatchewan Crime Severity Index: 251. 46… (aboriginal 30.5%)

      Wetaskiwin, Alberta. Crime Severity Index: 257. 54 (12 % aboriginal)

      Thompson, Manitoba Crime Severity Index: 333.24 (43% aboriginal)

      North Battleford, Saskatchewan Crime Severity Index: 371.58 (aboriginal 25% )


      Langley seems to be the odd man out. Not sure what is going on there.


      Here are some of the safest cities in Canada:
      “Québec City came in as Canada’s safest city with a CSI of 41.8. Close behind was Barrie, at 43.3, making it the second-safest city nationwide, and the safest in Ontario. Other notable cities with low CSIs include Toronto (45.5), Ottawa (46.5), Guelph (48.4), and Sherbrooke (49.2). The provinces with the lowest overall CSIs were Prince Edward Island (49.7), Ontario (50.6), and Québec (55.7).

      To contrast, Western Canada has been steadily reporting some of the highest numbers since 2010. Saskatchewan had the highest provincial CSI, at 135.8. The census also shows that Saskatchewan had the highest provincial crime rate, with 11,178 incidents per 100,000 people. Manitoba had the second-highest provincial CSI, at 104.3. Alberta’s CSI was also very close, with 102.3 and an 18 per cent increase from the year before.

      The Northwest Territories have also reported high CSIs with 319.0, making it the highest anywhere in the country. The territory also had the highest national crime rate, with 44,316 incidents per 100,000 people.”

      Note that the Northwest Territories is more than 50% aboriginal, and it is the most crime ridden province/territory in Canada.

      Quebec City, the safest in the list, is 3.4% aboriginal, over 90% white.
      Barrie, one of the safest cities, is 5.5% aboriginal, which is surprisingly high. It is 85% white.

      Winnipeg, the city where the native toddler was stabbed, is 12% aboriginal, about half of which are metis.
      Winnipeg is about 65% white. Crime Severity Index 119.43, and rising.

      The national average is 6.2%. aboriginal


      November 3, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    • Hey guys, you know, you may want to liken the situation in Canada and the Natives to places like Sweden and problems with immigrants and crime, and noting that in both places there is a social taboo against talking about such there. But in reality, the situations are the mirror images of each other. Because in Canada, with respect to the Natives, it is the white people who are the immigrants. It’s worth keeping that in mind.


      November 4, 2019 at 10:14 AM

      • Jayman wrote: ” Because in Canada, with respect to the Natives, it is the white people who are the immigrants. It’s worth keeping that in mind.”

        We are reminded of this frequently. Chinese, Blacks, Muslims, and people from India are also immigrants in Canada.

        At least when white people arrived we brought some new technology such as the wheel and an alphabet.


        November 4, 2019 at 8:17 PM

  18. No, it’s the East African phenotype that is best suited for distance running. West African is best suited for sprinting.

    Oh, I’m sorry. Did I whitesplain and come across as unwoke? How Eurocentric of me.


    November 3, 2019 at 3:50 PM

  19. *eastern african


    November 3, 2019 at 4:01 PM

  20. Mr. Lion, I commend you for your acknowledgement of HBD, as this post indicates. I wish the majority of your fellow New Yorkers would do the same. I also share your pessimism about Trump’s reelection chances. I hope we are both wrong. However, your constant dwelling on Trump not winning along with you offering no suggestion on what we should do in the event of a Trump loss is starting to get awfully annoying and depressing. At least give us your suggested route to take if and/or when Trump loses.

    On a related note, I know nothing about you, except what you have shared on this website. Perhaps you have been outside of New York City and spent time in rural areas with us “proles”. But if you have, you sure don’t write like it. In many ways, you write like your fellow cultural marxist New York City neighbors who look down on the rest of us in flyover country. Your use of the term, “gun-nuts” is one example of this. Perhaps in New York City, you can’t relate to our need and desire to have guns, especially AR-15s. Let me ask you something? Do you know anything about farming or ranching? Do you know what it is like to lose livestock and other animals to wolves, coyotes etc, and thus lose one’s livelihood? Perhaps this isn’t a problem for people like you in New York , but it’s a big problem for us out here….and AR-15s help solve this problem. Just because you don’t need an AR=15, don’t assume that for the rest of us. I already own one AR-15 and plan to buy another soon…..and there’s not a thing you and your fellow New York City elitists can do about it. Also, if and when Trump loses, I’m going to buy several of them!

    My suggestion to you would be to cut out the condescension towards us “proles” in flyover country. It’s very New York City of you….and I don’t mean that in a positive way.

    Prole in Idaho

    November 3, 2019 at 4:06 PM

    • You don’t need an AR-15 to shoot a wolf. And for the record, I’ve personally shot an AR-15. Looking at the issue logically, and with intelligence, people don’t need to own AR-15s.

      However, I agree that it’s necessary for Republicans to pander to stupid single-issue gun-nut voters in order win elections, so they can appoint conservative judges who won’t rule that children have a constitutional right to sex-reassignment surgery if they tell a social worker that they have gender dysmorphia.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 3, 2019 at 7:34 PM

      • Thank you for publishing my comment. That speaks very well of you I mean that in all seriousness. To address your point, though. I will say this. One’s need or lack thereof has nothing to do with one’s right to own something. There are a lot of things I don’t need, but I have the right to own. Yes, you can take out wolves, coyotes etc with other guns……but AR-15s are extremely effective and useful against them. Do you know much about protecting one’s property against wolves or coyotes? Is that much of an issue in New York City? I understand you and your neighbors don’t want to own AR-15s. There is nothing wrong with that….buy why do you want to impose your values on us?

        Prole in Idaho

        November 3, 2019 at 7:43 PM

      • I’m a proud “gun nut”! However, I’m not a single-issue voter. Hope that clarifies things. 🙂

        Prole in Idaho

        November 3, 2019 at 8:02 PM

  21. Disparities are proof of equality.

    You are dismissed.

    Signed, your friendly and inclusive local social justice commissar.


    November 3, 2019 at 4:08 PM

  22. “Obviously a certain kind of western African genotype is superior for winning marathons” ….
    Eastern African?

    Antipodean Coward

    November 3, 2019 at 4:12 PM

  23. Kenya, Ethopia and Eritrea are in East Africa not West Africa. But you’re right. The East African body type tends to be short and skinny with proportionally longer legs. They also have more slow twitch muscle fibers that are slower but more efficient for endurance. This is ideal for long distance running. But it’s terrible for just about every other sport.

    Despite both being black, West Africans are pretty much the opposite of East Africans. They’re taller and more muscular with more fast twitch muscle fibers that are faster but much less efficient. So you will never see an East African win a sprint nor a West African win a marathon. The lesson is that it’s hard to be good at everything. Because physical traits that give someone an advantage in one sport often put them at a disadvantage in others.


    November 3, 2019 at 4:12 PM

  24. eastern, bruh.

    Seth Feldman

    November 3, 2019 at 4:12 PM

  25. Eastern African.


    November 3, 2019 at 4:27 PM

  26. East African for marathons. West African for sprints.

    Feel free to not post this.


    November 3, 2019 at 5:34 PM

  27. Don’t you mean eastern African?


    November 3, 2019 at 5:36 PM

  28. You mean East African genotypes, of course. There aren’t many marathon winners from Togo, Nigeria or Ghana.

    Oswald Spengler

    November 3, 2019 at 5:43 PM

  29. You mean East African genotypes, of course. There aren’t many marathon winners from Togo, Nigeria or Ghana.

    Oswald Spengler

    November 3, 2019 at 5:43 PM

  30. uh, those are East African countries. Clearly hbd hasnt helped you with geography.


    November 3, 2019 at 6:25 PM

  31. Win!


    November 3, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    • She’s cute.

      Sailer was saying that Miller had a bad boy appeal to liberal women because of his against the grain patriotic immigration attitudes. I’m not sure if we’re seeing an example of that here.

      Anitpodean Coward

      November 3, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    • Mazel tov to them.

      The twitter response is unspeakable. Don’t ppl have better things to do?


      November 3, 2019 at 10:13 PM

  32. My understanding is a lot of these marathoners from Africa train at higher altitudes. We have more lowlanders than ever in the US getting into running. How it factors in as a % not sure, but it’s a factor.


    November 3, 2019 at 6:56 PM

  33. “… western …”



    November 3, 2019 at 7:05 PM

  34. Here’s a sampling of HBD in our universities that have not been polluted with SJWism:

    Academics from the University of Notre Dame tells it all.

    Northern European males dominate the faculty with a smattering of Jewish professors who learn to blend well with their WASPY colleagues of Northern European descent.

    A dearth of individuals with Italian surnames, and those who do claim Italian ancestry, aren’t exactly a Staten Island or Jersey Shore, working class, prole type from an industrial Atlantic city. There is an English Professor with the Maltese surname Buttigieg, who should be a relative of the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana.

    Boring Eastern Asiatics aren’t known for their verbal circle jerk, and thus STEM and subjects like Accounting are their forte.

    NAMs as in blacks and Mestizos are non-existent in a normal ivory tower setting.

    Where are the Hindus and Middle Easterners? They are the dark horses in American society, besides being dark as in brown skin.

    Ok, what, who's this again?

    November 3, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    • It feels as if you write the same comment every day, and I’ve read this 365 times during the last year. Must just be my imagination.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 3, 2019 at 11:01 PM

      • I’ve said before that it would be very easy for a good programmer to write a bot that generates JS comments.


        November 4, 2019 at 12:33 AM

    • “NAMs as in blacks and Mestizos are non-existent in a normal ivory tower setting”.

      That’s not really true anymore.

      Ivory Tower settings, in 2019, tend to use NAMs in a somewhat parallel manner to modern casting directors.

      In modern films, NAMs will be the ultimate leader that shows his face either very early or very late, and then only briefly, or they will swoop in for a deus ex machina ending, but whatever it is they will tend to have some form of singular metaphysical or leadership magic that is responsible for everything good but that is seen only for a short time.

      This allows producers to superficially include a NAM actor and attribute everything good to them, but to exclude them from virtually all screen time so that people will actually go and see the movie.

      Similarly, the Ivory Tower spaces will tend to put a single NAM in a leadership or elevated faculty position for the sake of optics.

      Which is generally obvious by:

      1. The position will be elevated or protected: they will be the Headmaster, etc or have tenure

      2. This will often stand in stark contrast with the obvious fact that they are terrible at their job. Though, I have had good experiences with the few Mulattoes that have been in elevated faculty positions. Real Black people universally have been the worst performers imaginable.

      3. They will be buttressed by an otherwise all-White sea of faculty that are actually responsible for everything, including cleaning up and apologizing for the messes of the NAM.

      Though, the most frequent place that they are utilized is in backroom administration positions (again, where they are disasters but you can avoid them as long as you don’t have any actual problems that need to be solved).


      November 4, 2019 at 9:33 AM

  35. “Race is just a social construct?”

    Constructs are just a social race.


    November 3, 2019 at 8:13 PM

  36. “Apparently most readers would rather dwell on a typo then discuss the issues.”

    “Then.” Nice one!

    Anyway, it wouldn’t have happened had you been moderating the comments earlier in the day. As such, people don’t know what other people have already written.

    Gilbert Ratchet

    November 3, 2019 at 9:04 PM

  37. Strictly speaking, a typographical error is just an inadvertent misspelling, like when your finger slips and hits the wrong key, not using one word when you mean another.

    As for the issues, what race-deniers say about stuff like this is that of course there are human subpopulations in which certain alleles are more frequently expressed than in others, but that these groups don’t map to anything like the unscientific racial categories we refer to in everyday life like “black,” “white,” “Asian,” etc.


    November 3, 2019 at 9:42 PM

  38. You’ve mentioned so much about Staten Island’s proleness that it’s become sort of a joke. I started a new job last week, paying a *lot* more than I had been making, and you’ll never guess where it is 🙂



    November 3, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    • A big home improvement store on Staten Island?

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 3, 2019 at 11:04 PM

      • An Extremely Large Online Retailer’s distribution center. Pays vastly more $$$ than the Major Home Improvement Retailer, enough more to justify schlepping in from Long Island 3x per week (I work three 12-hour night shifts, 36 hours counts as full time).



        November 4, 2019 at 8:18 AM

  39. They’ve been running everywhere for generations in the specific small area where the african marathon winners come from. So it’s not necessarily the slam-dunk evidence for genetics based HDB you assert. It could well be lamarckian adaptation. If you had 150 years to run a multi-generational experiment perhaps you could turn Bangladeshis into marathon champions.

    Also, it’s pretty widely claimed the handful of coaches involved with these runners have a super sophisticated doping and training program that starts when the runners are teens, and they keep a tight lid on it.


    November 3, 2019 at 9:57 PM

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