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|Author: ||fact checker|
|Subject: ||RE: R. Kiprono Cheruiyot is Kipsigis, not Nandi|
Employee #1 wrote:
I wasn't just making this up. I heard "The Younger" say he was Nandi. Perhaps we can go back to the media conference replay (flotrack?) to see this.
I wrote it down that The Younger said he himself was Nandi.
If I'm wrong let me know. NY Times could be wrong. I could be wrong. Not sure.
I wasn't at the presser and even the way the NYTimes has it worded could easily be taken the wrong way. But I'm 99% sure Robert the Younger is Kipsigis. I must admit, I thought LRC had simply assumed he was Nandi since more of the famous Kalenjin runners tend to be Nandi, but certainly not all (Catherine Ndereba and Sammy Wanjiru are not even Kalenjin).
Of coure, each of the sub-tribes in the Kalenjin have their own dialects and separate identities. So it's a matter of pride when one from your sub-tribe excels, especially since the Kipsigis haven't been as famous for producing runners like the Nandi.
To combat message board spam (by non runners). We are making people answer a brief question before they can post on a thread that is over 20 days old.
If you answer this question you should be able to post.