22 Jun '12, 10pm

"In the U.S., a 62-minute half gets you a shoe contract. In Kenya, you take up another sport."

By Scott Douglas The New York Times has a wonderful story about Kenyan Riders, a pro-level cycling team based in the running mecca of Iten, Kenya. The team hopes to make it one day to the Tour de France, which hasn't had a black rider in its more than 100 years of history. How deep is the running talent in Iten? One of the cycling team members, Benjamin Kipchumba, is a former 62-minute half marathoner. In the U.S., that gets you a shoe contract. In Kenya, you take up another sport.

Full article: http://news.runnersworld.com/2012/06/22/kenyan-cycling-te...

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