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They have the men's 800m world record holder, the women's 5,000m world champion and last year they had all 20 of the fastest marathon runners in the world. It is no wonder that just four words strike fear into every other distance runner at athletics
Rating It's a girls' day out today with four gallant Kenyan women out to flag the country's flag higher up as Mary Keitany seeks to add the Olympic marathon title to the Virgin Marathon honours she earned here earlier in the year. And in the ring,
When it comes to distance running, the country is like an athletics kaiten-sushi, a conveyor belt delivering a succession of lean and elegant individuals, all keen as wasabi...In the sport- obsessed year of 2012, I went there to try to find out. I
They want to make money . They want to live a comfortable life, buy some land, build a house, support their extended family, maybe even invest...They see prize-winning runners buying farms, hotels and matatus , the omnipresent Kenyan jitneys.
Rating In Summary In camp we bonded well, worked out team strategies and discussed challenges, says world champion as she flies out for the August 5 race World champion Edna Kiplagat on Friday praised the Kenya marathon camp in Iten. I must say we
It will take more than Olympic gold to come between Kenyan marathon runners, neighbours and best friends Mary Keitany and Edna Kiplagat. London marathon winner Keitany and world champion Kiplagat are favourites for the gold in London on Aug 5.
Rating Finally, Kenya's team to next month's Olympic Games has been picked after last Saturday's trials at the Nyayo National Stadium. The great spectator turnout mirrored the weight of expectations that these athletes carry on their shoulders as
London 2012: Village of the Kenyan long distance runner The world of long distance running has long been dominated by East Africans. At this summer's Olympics in London its pretty certain that the 5,000m and 10,000m events, plus the marathon, will be
Kenya Five years ago, Sammy Ekiru was negotiating traffic on his bicycle taxi for roughly three dollars a day in Kitale, a remote Kenyan town 20 miles from the Ugandan border...His labor and his livelihood, however, have taken a substantially
Kenya's 'capital of athletics' gears up for Olympics 10 June 2012 Last updated at 04:56 ET With the Olympics less than seven weeks away, athletes are making their final preparations in the hope they can win Gold. Kenya is a country which is almost