SMWI*: Run like a Kenyan

Athletes from Kenya have won more Olympic medals in middle and long distances than any other country…how do they do it?…no coaches are necessary…they thrive on teamwork and competition…genetic theories of dominance are rubbish…you can’t find any other place in the world like this…you have to be here to feel it…the mind is as important as physical talent…so what makes Kenyans the best? Perhaps it is the magic of these mountains.

*SMSI: Saturday Morning Workout Inspiration


  1. Interesting. No mountains around where I live to motivate me to run, guess I will just have to walk……


  2. Fascinating. I have always wondered about this phenomenon and thought maybe it had something to do with the altitude (though I wasn’t sure what, as you can obviously find this altitude in other locales…..) it’s amazing…whatever the answer. Thx for sharing this pal. Hope you have a great run today. Remember, mind over matter! 🙂


  3. And I suppose if I tried to follow this regimen, I’d have to give up chocolate? I’d have to give that serious consideration.


  4. The magic of the mountains…PLUS, I didn’t see any chocolate on those dinner plates. 🙂


  5. Lots of mountains here…but not too sure if I want to compete with the Grizzlies (2 have been spotted by Nancy Greene). Enjoy your run!


  6. Maybe the simplicity of their lives, plus their dedication and commitment. Funny how those in developed countries are going to Kenya to find out their secret.


  7. LaDona's Music Studio says:

    Of course the roads are so d**m bad that even if you own a vehicle you can’t actually drive anywhere … running is the best option.

    And I’m sure there’s a lot of truth in the bit about the ugali but I sincerely hope I NEVER have to eat it again. Like EVER.

    I probably haven’t done Kenya Tourism any favours here … ; )


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