You're the simplistic one here.
How can some one compete with a bunch of dope-to-the-gills* athletes at the elite level in a country?
It's not that no Kenyan athletes are clean, but that the clean ones just wouldn't/couldn't get a chance to compete under that circumstance.
When there's only a handful few cheats, we can expect to see some clean athletes with special talents still make their way to the podium, if they are lucky. More than a handful few are cheating, talents and hard working have practically no chance. period.
Just another guy wrote:
Did those Kenyan runners from the 80's just not care as much as they do now? Because now you got 70 or 80 Africans now running as good or better than the best Africans of the 80's, and some those guys have marginal coaching.
In contrast, you have run crazy country, in Japan, that is extremely dilligent agaisnt doping, that has basically disappeared from the world scene in the same time frame of the African take over. (For reference in 1966, 15 of the top 17 marathon times were japanese)
It makes me feel better when I just eliminate the ethiopian kenyan turkish and russian results from any distance race. And the Jamaicans from any sprint.
Doping is obviously a problem in Kenya but don't pretend there aren't way more Kenyan runners competing now than in the 1980s. To say they are all doping is way too simplistic.
Wait a minute. Ethiopian and Kenyan runners, like others in their countries, are extremely likely to be religious, as are Moroccans. That is clearly no major hurdle to doping. This has nothing to do with secularism. It is about ca$h and fame. As for European runners, they have allowed themselves to be mentally defeated by the idea of African superiority so that most don't compete and don't believe they can compete. If it turns out at that African superiority has been based largely on cheating, more's the pity. But Americans are performing better than in the 1980s and with good results in Rio when the Kenyan men were mysteriously hors de combat for the most part, but largely on the outside and dominated, despite having many guys at low 13 and quite a few sub 13, and other comparable times. On the circuit, seven Kenyans and a few others might beat all the Americans, if the Americans are even in the race, but then sometimes at the Championships where drug testing may actually take place and occasionally be publicized, we're a lot closer.
You can't cherry pick your data. Sumgong, Kipchoge, Rudisha, Kipyegon all won the Olympics. One reason we're a lot cloer at the Olympics is only 3 Kenyans and Ethiopians are allowed to enter and there are no rabbits.
There is drug testing at Diamond League events.
My point is saying "All Kenyans are doping" is way too simplistic. Just as is "All Americans are clean"