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Mr. Obvious
RE: Just talked to our guy in Kenya - Here is the scoop on the men's 1500 and marathon!! + Kiprop's thoughts on Centro!

El Keniano wrote:

I'm finishing a bottle of wine by myself so I guess now is a good time to ask about something I've never been able to understand in all my years of posting here: why is LetsRun so obsessed with Kenya? Even Kenyan media like the Daily Nation, the Standard, Citizen are linked more regularly than any American outlets. Ethiopia has great runners yet doesn't get a fraction of the scrutiny and I doubt we'll be getting updates from an "our man in Ethiopia" soon. I've certainly never seen an Ethiopian newspaper article linked here. I think this plays a huge part in the very intense anti-Kenya sentiment on this site which, by the way, is not limited to the message boards and has been creeping into some of your own articles.

Well, I have no idea for sure, but I would guess one reason is that Kenya's history as an English colony means taht it is more accessible for language reasons. Won't find too many fluent Amharic speakers in the U.S.

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