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Why are Kenyans the Best Distance Runners? [Video]

Kenyan long-distance runners are arguably the best in the world. Is it the diet, the lifestyle – or anything to do with running barefoot to school? Elite marathon runner and Kenyan athlete manager Tom Payn and up-and-coming Kenyan athlete Boniface Kiprop Kongin tell Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans, why their country has […]

Kenyan Peter Some was a shock winner of the Paris marathon on Sunday as he won the 37th edition of the event ahead of Ethiopia’s Tadese Tola and compatriot Eric Ndiema. In the women’s event Boru Tadese streaked clear of the field to set a new course record of 2hr 21min 06sec. Some took three […]

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Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo took advantage of a dramatic fall by Olympic champion Tiki Gelana to win the London Marathon. After Gelana was involved in a collision with Canadian wheelchair racer Josh Cassidy, Jeptoo won in two hours, 20 minutes and 15 seconds. In the men’s race, Ethiopian Tsegaye Kebede overhauled 2011 champion Emmanuel Mutai in the closing stages for his second […]

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Defending champion Henry Sugut produced a result at the Vienna City Marathon that fitted to the occasion. It was the 30th edition of Austria’s biggest sporting event and the 27 year-old Kenyan added a piece of history to the event by becoming only the second athlete to win for a third time. Back in the […]

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