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7 Crazy Stories from Kenya’s Athletic History


Original article from owaahh.com – Sometimes you have to fight your body to win, sometimes you have to fight others. Over the last 60 years, Kenyan athletes have conquered, and then absolutely dominated most mid-to-long-distance races globally. No one truly knows why a single community in the Rift Valley produces 90 percent of Kenya’s runners, but its been blamed on everything from altitude to a “supergene.” But “The Kenyans are drinking your beer” has become a familiar poster in races where most people finish when Kenyan runners are already on their flight home. With such a rich history, there’s bound to be unbelievable stories from the tracks, and from Kenya’s checkered history at the Olympics. Here’s a few of them.