Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners

  title={Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners},
  author={Vincent Onywera and Robert A. Scott and Michael K. Boit and Yannis P. Pitsiladis},
  journal={Journal of Sports Sciences},
  pages={415 - 422}
Abstract 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… 

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