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Former Wichita State star distance runner earns American citizenship

Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton earned All-American honors 13 times as a distance runner at Wichita State.
Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton earned All-American honors 13 times as a distance runner at Wichita State. The Wichita Eagle

Former Wichita State distance runner Aliphine Tuliamuk-Bolton became an American citizen Friday.

That makes her eligible to compete in the United States Olympic Trials in July in the 10,000 meters. She owns the No. 6 time in the world in the event, 31 minutes, 54.20 seconds.

In 2013, Tuliamuk-Bolton, a native of Kenya, ran the fifth-fastest 10,000 meters in NCAA history with a time of 32 minutes, 7.20 seconds.

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