Ooops when did this happen? It seems that Kenyans are everywhere trying to win something this month of August.
From the 2012 London Olympics, to some silly things like TPF5, we have already started celebrating before the competitions are done. So incase you are like me, couldn’t bring myself to watching that TPF5 thing. It wasn’t all that. I guess they should have got Ian Mbugua to sing a lullaby or something. It would have been more interesting.
But let’s go celebrate for a second shall we. Because here come the Kenyan runners in London. And to help us start the celebration, we just had to get the weird ones amongs us shutting down Koinange street to dance.
It should be obvious by now that we can’t dance, but we can surely run.
Kenyans Win in Bogota Half Marathon and Bix 7
Kenyan runner Peter Kirui on Sunday won Bogota’s Half Marathon, while his compatriot Gladys Cherono won the women’s category, local media reported.
Including professional and amateur runners, 44,014 people participated in Bogota’s Half Marathon.
Kirui finished the race in one hour, two minutes and 20 seconds, while
Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa arrived at the finishing line in the second place with the time of one hour, three minutes and 18 seconds. Wilson Chebet, also from Kenya, finished the race with a time of one hour, four minutes and 19 seconds in the third place.
In the women’s category, Cherono finished in one hour, 13 minutes and 27 seconds. The second position was for Ethiopian Abebech Afework with a time of one hour, 14 minutes and 49 seconds, followed in third position by Kenyan Helan Kiprop with a time of one hour, fifteen minutes and 56 seconds.
Our ladies couldn’t wait until we got to London as they went ahead and won the Bix 7.
Margaret Muriuki found an ally Saturday as she competed in the Quad-City Times Bix 7 for the first time.
“The hills were good to me today,’’ the 26-year-old Kenyan said after completing the seven-mile course through the streets of Davenport in 36 minutes, 17 seconds, the fifth-fastest time recorded by a female in the race’s 38-year history.
Kenya Wins Marathons because of Ugali
I sometimes think that some research should be thrown to the dustin. How can someone come up with a relationship between Ugali and Kenyan runners.
Is it genetics?
The body structure of the Kenyan marathoners is highly noticeable. They are generally thin, lean with long legs. They run with a certain poise and are fast. Running therefore, must be in their genes. . I had myself convinced that was so until I came across some research being done out of the University of Glasgow. This research evaluated the genetic makeup of Jamaican and African American sprinters to see if they had a special “running gene”. Five years into the research, they have not found evidence of a gene. There has to be something else that gets the runners running fast.
The Real Reason Why Kenyan Athletes are the Best in the World
The truth of the matter is that we are not as good as everyone thinks we are. We don’t practise, neither do Kenyan athletes have any discipline. Kenyans are winning even in the coming Olympics simply because we are busy watching Big Brother Africa.
In this month of August, Kenyans are already in a party mood to win everything on offer. From the London Olympics to BBA and Everything in Between.
We are so engrossed with the show we are forced to run very fast not to miss the show. And in the show this year, Prezzo is going to win it. So in case you missed it, Prezzo will win Big Brother Africa. Why I even care is something I have no idea about. But heck lets win everything.