Here's why Kenya keeps dominating the world of athletics

Kenya’s David Rudisha is the current Olympic champion and world record holder in the 800 meters race. Credit: qz.com

Kenya is on top of the world.

As the world athletics championships wrapped up in Beijing on Sunday (August 30th), Kenyan athletes managed to top the overall winners table with a total of 16 medals: seven gold, six silver and three bronze.

Kenya is renowned for producing some of the world’s top track stars.

Just four years ago, also at the World Championships in South Korea, it finished third behind the mighty Americans and Russia.

At the Boston Marathon, for example, Kenyan athletes are so dominant that the race is now jokingly referred to as the “Kenyan Intramural Championships.”

Read more: Here’s why Kenya keeps dominating the world of athletics – Quartz

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