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Plurk 03.06.08

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Il segreto del successo dei corridori kenioti 19.04.12

Da alcune minoranze etniche del Kenya, pari al 0,06% della popolazione mondiale, arrivano gli atleti che dominano la maggior parte delle gare sulla lunga distanza. C'è chi si interroga sul segreto di questo successo.

The statistics are hard to ignore. This medium-size country of 41 million dominates the world in competitive running. Pick any long-distance race. You'll often find that up to about 70 or 80 percent of its winners since the late 1980s, when East African nutrition and technology started catching up with the West, have been from Kenya. Since 1988, for example, 20 of the 25 first-place men in the Boston Marathon have been Kenyan. Kenyan women appear to have had a later start, winning none of marathons before 2000 (possibly due to discriminatory laws and a tradition of forcing girls into marriages, both of which were partially rolled back by 1990s reforms) and 9 of 13 since then. Of the top 25 male record holders for the 3000-meter steeplechase, 18 are Kenyan. Seven of the last 8 London marathons were won by Kenyans, and the sole outlier was from neighboring Ethiopia*. Their record in the Olympic men's marathon is more uneven, having placed in the top three in only four of the last six races. Still, not bad for one country. And even more amazing is that three-fourths of the Kenyan champions come from an ethnic minority of 4.4. million, or 0.06% of global population.

Non ci sarà rivincita! 03.06.07

Da domani si inizia a correre. Sul serio.
Mancherà solo la scalinata del National Art Museum di Philadelphia.

La corsa sul Viadotto di Millau 18.05.14

La corsa sul Viadotto di Millau

Oltre 15 mila corridori hanno preso parte alla mezza maratona, denominata Course Eiffage du Viaduc de Millau, che ha attraversato l'omonimo e iconico Viadotto di Millau sulla valle del Tarn a dieci anni dalla sua inaugurazione.

Fonte: Midi Libre