LetsRun.com Goes To Kenya 2012 – IAAF Day in the Life Kenya

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by LetsRun.com
May 2012

Editor’s note: In February of 2012, LetsRun.com Employee #1 Emory Mort went to Kenya to participate in the IAAF’s Day in the Life project. Mort spent twenty days in Kenya – many with the sport’s biggest stars, including 800m world record holder David Rudisha, double world champ Vivian Cheruiyot, World and Olympic 1,500m medallist Asbel Kiprop, world marathon record holder Patrick Makau, double marathon world champ Abel Kirui, 2:03:42 man Wilson Kipsang, London champ Emmanuel Mutai, and coach Renato Canova, among others. He shares some of the wisdom gleaned from that trip in this series.

Prologue: 8 Days To Glory: A Kenya-Flavored Preview of the Upcoming Kenyan Olympic Games Selection and Men’s Marathon World Record Assauls in Rotterdam and London

Episode 1: Moses Mosop: Moses Mosop Goes For Glory At 2012 Rotterdam Marathon Versus Marathon Newcomers – “Moses has speed that has never been seen.”

Wilson Kipsang in Kenya

Wilson Kipsang in Kenya *More Day in Life Kenya Photos

Episode 2:  Geoffrey Mutai Returns to Boston: A Look Back At Boston 2011 And A Look Ahead To Monday’s 116th Running

Episode 3: Mary Keitany: Meet the Amazing Mary Keitany

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Episode 4: Abel Kirui: The Electric Marathoner

Bonus Episode: Wilson Kipsang: 2012 Virgin London Marathon Champion “If I had to compare him to an NFL quarterback, I’d compare him to Peyton Manning.”

Final Post Kenya Episode: 8 Days of Glory Surprise: What We’ve Learned from the Kenyan Olympic Selection Process

Mary Keitany and family *More Day in Life Kenya Photos

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