Kenya's Revolution in Running

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Athletes pound the dirt tracks around Iten, the Kenyan town perched 8,000ft above sea level on the edge of the Rift Valley escarpment that has become the Mecca of high-altitude endurance training for the world's best long-distance runners. Few of these amateurs have access to professional facilities, yet the town hosts many of the fastest men and women over marathon, half-marathon and 10,000m distances.