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May 24, 2023
A Master Class in Elite Marathon Training

Jane Mepham with Annex athletics group in Eldoret One of the runners I coach online got an opportunity to join runners in Eldoret for elite marathon training. This is a guest blog by Jane Mepham, who is based in Austin Texas, but had the opportunity to visit Kenya; the land of champions. Below is the […]

May 23, 2023
Ideal running weight and how runners deal with it in their training

In their initial days of race preparations, one would find Kenyan runners wearing semi-waterproof tracksuits that make them sweat profusely during their runs. In addition, they would do these runs in the mid-morning to noon sun in order to maximize the effects of the heat. These easy runs in the hot sun soon get them […]

May 23, 2023
Long Distance Running and Training in Kenya; all the Top Secrets

Many foreign long distance runners have made decisions to visit Kenya for their long distance running and training in Kenya which has resulted in great changes not only in their careers but lives in general. There are many great examples, from Sifan Hassan to Mo Farah, to Eilish McColgan, to Konstanze Klosterhalfen, among many others. […]

May 21, 2023
What happened to the unique and tough Kass marathon that began in Kapsabet and ended in Eldoret?

Kass Marathon was one of the most popular marathons in Kenya, given its venue. It had the best support from the local community, who would line up the entire route from the starting line in Kapsabet town (the source of champions) to the finish line in Eldoret town (the city of champions). The biggest percentage […]

May 20, 2023
My surprising encounter with the sensational Sha'Carri Richardson in Nairobi

In the few days leading up to the World Athletics Continental Tour event in Nairobi, I got a rare chance to meet Sha'Carri Richardson, the 2017 Pan-America U20 champion and 2019 NCAA champion. Below is my story on how surprised I was to find out that she was so different from what I was expecting. […]

May 9, 2023
Runners training would appreciate this from motorists

Of late, runners training on the roads here in Kenya have had to derail their training and racing plans due to some serious and minor accidents, mostly involving motorcyclists, commonly referred to as boda-boda riders. I wrote this article sometime in 2018 before a high-calibre runner Geoffrey Kamworor was involved in a motorcycle accident and […]

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