Just Another Hobby Jogger wrote:
Yeah, Kenyans are so used to those smooth, flat roads in Great Rift Valley, they cannot handle rugged terrains.
People who live in lowland flats are not dominating flat road races.
Kenyans do well in flat road races because they are long and lean and live at altitude to develop their aerobic base. Excelling in the hills and obstacles requires a stumpier and more muscular physique. It doesn't matter how many hills the Kenyans run, you can't change your genes. Same thing as Cam Levins. He can run 200 mpw, he's not going to beat the best Kenyans.