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Kenia kiest voor nieuwe kwalificatiestrategie Olympische #marathon @Rio2016.

Kenia kiest voor nieuwe kwalificatiestrategie Olympische #marathon @Rio2016.

Chumba racing Chicago, photo from Bank of America Chicago Marathon New Marathon strategy for Kenya, from AFP (and EME News) NAIROBI (KEN): Athletics Kenya has announced that their marathoners for Rio 2016 will be selected in a trial race in February, report AFP. The top three men and women will make the Kenyan team; selected athletes will not be allowed to run a marathon between February and the Olympics. This is part of a new strategy which is hoped to result in the country performing at a higher level at major championships. Editor's comments: For many years, the high quality of Kenyan male and female distance runners was such that, no matter how competent or incompetent that the Kenyan Federation was, the quality of the athletes won out. The recent drug cheating controversies showed that some did not understand: there are no short cuts. It also showed that some in the F...

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