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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.
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
Rating The economic crisis currently ravaging Europe has made the Kenya Fluorspar Company to look to India for potential expanded markets for its products. The company has been exporting 55 per cent of its products to European countries, with 45 per
As Wilson Kipsang crossed the London Marathon finish line on April 22, the roughly 200 people clustered in a ramshackle theatre here responded with only lacklustre applause. Kipsang had established a virtually unassailable lead, so his win was
Paths to the Marathon in a Small Kenyan Town Brian Dabbs for The New York Times The roads around Iten are full of runners in the morning. Kenya As Wilson Kipsang crossed the London Marathon finish line on April 22, the roughly 200 people clustered in
Topics Kenyan marathon runner Mary Keitany poses in front of Tower Bridge during a photo call for last year's London Marathon winners, in central London April 17, 2012. Twice London marathon winner Mary Keitany and world champion Edna Kiplagat have
The big money in the sport has attracted younger athletes here.