What is the altitude of Kenya?

The FCO still advises against travel to parts in the east of the country near the Somali border. However, the majority of the country, including the capital Nairobi, where Tuesday’s attack happened, are considered safe for Britons.

Keeping this in consideration, why Kenyan runners are so good?

Several factors have been proposed to explain the extraordinary success of the Kenyan and Ethiopian distance runners, including (1) genetic predisposition, (2) development of a high maximal oxygen uptake as a result of extensive walking and running at an early age, (3) relatively high hemoglobin and hematocrit, (4)

Furthermore, why are Kenyan and Ethiopian distance runners so good?

Their research, around the term “running economy”, reveals that because East African runners often carry a few less grams on their feet and ankles they need less energy to maintain a quick pace and therefore have a better chance of Olympic glory.

Why do Kenyans run?

For decades, many observers of the Kenyan success story have guessed that Rift Valley runners are dominant in distance races because they spend their childhood “training” by running/walking to school and working in the fields. This tends to undercut the early-training theory.

Why are Kenyans and Ethiopians so fast?

Several factors have been proposed to explain the extraordinary success of the Kenyan and Ethiopian distance runners, including (1) genetic predisposition, (2) development of a high maximal oxygen uptake as a result of extensive walking and running at an early age, (3) relatively high hemoglobin and hematocrit, (4)