Kenya

Iten

High altitude and a good attitude are the key ingredients to this small town's success as a maker of master marathoners.

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With more champion long-distance marathoners hailing from Iten than any other place in the world, runners flock to this Kenyan town to uncover the secret to what it takes to be a global competitor. Ask any local and they’ll tell you it’s no mystery why so many Olympic medalists come from (and train in!) this town in the Rift Valley. The combination of clean air, a high altitude and miles and miles of hilly dirt roads culminate to produce the perfect training ground. Many distance runnings have placed Iten at the top of their running bucket list - why not put it on yours? Drop in and witness world class athletes in action.

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CountryKenya
Local time1:48 PM GMT+3
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