Shock Win for Kenya

Posted: August 25, 2007 in marathon news, Uncategorized

The Athletic World Championship are already underway in Osaka. Japan is ahead of the rest of the world, that means by the time the action is ahead the rest of the world is asleep. Personally am gutted to have missed the 26 mile marathon that took place to day.

Am happy for my country man Luke Kibet who took the gold medal in the marathon. This win was a shock for many, few kenyans  expected a kenyan to win a gold in the marathon. It was along time that a Kenyan won a Gold in a major championship. This is despite the dominance of Kenyans on city marathons around the world. This non performance  when a country prides is at stake has always baffled kenyan. Critics have always accused our professioanl athletes of being motivated by money.

One thing the critics forget is that most of our athelete come from poor backgounds and running is an escape from poverty.

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