Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners.

  title={Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners.},
  author={Vincent Ochieng Onywera and Robert Scott and Michael Kipsugut Boit and Yannis Paul Pitsiladis},
  journal={Journal of sports sciences},
  volume={24 4},
Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and advantageous environmental conditions. The aim of this study was to compare the demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan runners with those of the general Kenyan population. Questionnaires, administered to 404 elite Kenyan runners specializing in distances ranging from the 800 m to… CONTINUE READING
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