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You are reading part 1 of the Kenya Be​​hanie series.

In the small room at the center of Ito, the light shines almost entirely through cracks in the roof. Only a few rays of light passed through the narrow door before the old man clumsily entered. He carried a sturdy beef thigh on his shoulders and placed it on the old wooden counter, but when he looked at it, the tree under the fresh meat hadn’t cracked, and he turned and walked back to the street without saying a word.

The ten Africans huddled on chairs not far from the counter were not bothered by the scene, but apparently they didn’t notice them at all. They look hypnotized on the small screen of their smartphone and are currently on a sports drama.

It’s Sunday, January 9, but in Valencia, Spain, the first prestigious 10km race of the year is taking place. Kenyan Daniel Simiu also fled, but the crowd on the artificial stool applauded when he parted ways with his opponent from Ethiopia. Simiu gradually extended his lead and cheered at Itene’s party to celebrate his victory at the finish line. Eufóriu doesn’t even show some múch, while attracting fresh meat that is still untouched.

When I approached the party cautiously and asked them if they knew the winner, they were immediately taken aback. Akoby čačapali, ako niekto v Itene nažemo poznať Simia. Rychlo sa dovtípia, že som nový here, a že som nových, a nadšené utšenje útrežiču próvidení právliť mi, že býva are only a few meters away from where we are. Their neighbours include Boniface Kibewater, who finished fourth in Valencia but the winners are mostly keeping their fingers crossed as they think he’s a good guy, in great form and doing well in training Very honest.

Later, I saw Daniel Simia several times in Kenya, and I praised him when we watched Eliud Kipchogeho’s coach Patrick Sang win a cross-country race at home. Keňan participated in the výborne aj na Marchových halových world championships in track and field where he needed to run long distances like 3000 meters. Podstatnú čast finále, he ran ahead, but in the final, he was overtaken, but he didn’t get a medal.

Seriál Behanie of Kenya:


  • If in the first few days I wondered what Kenya was doing;
  • About the Irish missionary who published Kenský beh;
  • on how Kenyan refugees do not know their age;
  • If I had my first training with Kenyans at high altitude;

In the next few weeks:

  • What do you think about the idea of ​​independent bežecka nadvláde in Kenya, but what does science say about it?
  • About an American expert who founded the running group vyvracia mýty o Keňanoch;
  • ako som hladal Kipchogeho a cho o nóm hovoria neighbor;
  • Interview with Patrick Sango, coach of Eliud Kipchoge, the best marathon runner in history;
  • Keňania mohli bøch has been better trained but less corrupt and more dominant;
  • Keni pomohol bežecky’s ako mi mesio, he taught me ako sa mi svetni obraz.
Daniel Simiu Ebenyo leads the race in Kenya.Photo N – Peter Kovacs

Of course, they are already the best, they train

Husbands cheering their neighbors in dark rooms on Sunday afternoons told me other interesting things about how Keňa enjoyed the sporting achievements of his compatriots. They claim that even if the day is an important international event like the Olympics or World Championships, the room – otherwise the most popular restaurant – will be filled to the last seat. That’s not the case today, because in the past TV wasn’t on, but they came a little earlier and you can connect to the internet here.

The Veľké Games with global reach are a podla nich nonoficiálním state holiday. The whole country united in front of the TV screen, cheering for the athletes in the country or the hospitality industry. These people acknowledge that running is a symbol of Kenyans’ national identity and an important source of national pride.

When I ask you, if you explain that my neighbors are already fleeing the best in the world, I can’t escape the scale of the runaway phenomenon in Itene and the surrounding area is the new feeling – as if the Kenyans’ runaway rule was considered natural . It’s a little strange why, “Of course Kenyans are the best when they train so hard”.

I made counter-arguments about professional training in the US or Norway under the supervision of scientists, but I added a multi-million dollar running base around the world that tens of thousands of people try to get close to Kenyan, but without success. However, this doesn’t seem to have any effect on the locals. I’d be reluctant to point them out to the possible genetic advantages Kenyans have, but from their perspective, that doesn’t come to mind. Similar opinion maju aj iní obativélia Itenu.

I have spoken to several locals since arriving in Kenya. From market instructors to school teachers to runners and trail trainers. There are various answers to the question of why Kenyans run so well, but the one I’m most looking forward to hasn’t even been published once. Let’s take it slow.

Photo N – Peter Kovacs

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