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Nelson Valis, The Cheetah-NYC Messenger Becomes First African American Olympic Cyclist. New Documentary

(photo by: Paul Rudman)

Nelson Valis, nicknamed, “The Cheetah,” was a former NYC messenger from Harlem who became an Olympic champion in cycling. He was the first African American to win a medal on the track in the summer games of 84. Nelson rode professionally from 1988-1995 and was inducted in the [...]