Kenya is an Athletics hub. All over the world Kenya is known as the country of champions. I bet you’ve had the Kenyan Anthem play in the numerous athletic championships normally held across the year in the world.
From the Doha, Berlin marathon, London Marathon, Olympics and Commonwealth games you must have heard a Kenyan receive a gold medal if not a silver or bronze medal.
This is a country that is blessed with athletes of all caliber. From 800m champions to world marathon champions, from 5000 metres champions to 10,000 metres champions.
This Kenyan athletes have mastered the art of winning races with no struggle whatsoever but just by utter hardwork, determination and resilience.
But what makes this Kenyan Athletes perform so incredibly while others barely make it to the final lap? Below we break it down for you.
1. Perfect Training Environment
This Kenyan Athletes train in the Humid environments of Iten and Nandi Hills which depicts the exact weather conditions of the european and western countries that this athletes go to compete in.
So by accustoming their bodies to the exact weather conditions they will be faced with during the actual day of race, their bodies adapt and are able to adjust and hence the athletes are able to perform exemplary well during race day.
2. Natural Born Strength and Endurance
Kenyan happen to be the strongest people out there. They are naturally built to endure long distances that’s why they are able to go for miles during races without breaking down. They’ve mastered this art of endurance and they are able to replicate this on the race and track games.
3. Childhood long walks to school
Normally a Kenyan has to walk for distances to school. At times you’ll find kids running kilometres to school to avoid getting late and reach on time.
With time this kids get accustomed to the art of running and rushing for long distances which they are able to replicate in the future through races and games once they realize that this can also be a source of income and livelihood.
If you ask many athletes how they started off their running career they will tell you it started off whole running to school to avoid getting late and getting punished.
4. Pride of representing their Country.
Many Kenyans cherish the opportunity to represent the most Iconic country in track and race in the major athletic competition. In so doing many end up hoping to represent Kenya and certainly their dreams come true and are selected in national trials to represent the country and they end up winning medals and doing this over and over again.
Have you seen a Kenyan win a major athletic event? Let us know your in the comments section.