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December 3, 2018
Long distance training in Kenya often happens in rain, mud and dust

Kenyan athletes from the Kimumu Group in Eldoret after their training There are many great stories that come out from running and training in Kenya. Be it getting lost in the forest, being taken on a longer route than you had planned and ending up stopping and asking for help, starting out on a very […]

December 3, 2018
Three weeks to a marathon; is it better to be overtrained or undertrained?

Mark Lokwanamoi running in the rain one week before finishing 2nd at the 2016 Nairobi Marathon The last few weeks to a marathon race are the most confusing and difficult ones to deal with for many runners. You stop training; you gain weight. You continue training; you feel exhausted on race day. A successful race […]

December 2, 2018
American Runner made seven surprising discoveries about Kenyan athletes while in Kenya

Paul Duffau with a group of Kenyan athletes in Kaptagat Being a runner for many years and having worked as a freelance journalist covering the same topic, I have gotten fans across the world that enjoy and follow my articles on the running related stories I share from Kenya. One of the fans is Paul […]

November 30, 2018
Do Kenyan athletes need physiotherapists?

Jeroen Deen in orange T-shirt seated next to Brother Colm O'Connell at Kerio View, Iten Kenya Below is an interview I once did with one of the best physiotherapists I know. Jeroen Deen has been living in Iten and working with Kenyan athletes since 2006. At times, he would momentarily move to Ethiopia to help […]

November 29, 2018
An Exciting Kenyan road running adventure at the 2018 Nairobi Marathon

My friend, Isaac Too (in the middle) at the lead of the men's half marathon, Photo by Weldon Kennedy In the morning before a marathon, there are times when everything seems to be happening so fast and you feel that you are already too late to do everything; pass the security lines, change, leave your […]

November 28, 2018
Kenya’s 3000m Steeplechase dominance and training methods

Jairus Birech leading the men's 3000m steeplechase race during the Kenyan national trials If there is one event that Kenyan runners have and continues to dominate, it is the 3000m steeplechase. It used to be the men in the past, but Kenyan female runners are beginning to take after their male counterparts as well. There […]

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