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Run for Your Life: Kenyan Athletes (51 images)

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Running is an industry in Kenya. International sponsors pay elite athletes to appear in races in the hope that they will win competitions or break records and bring widespread publicity.
This pipeline has helped to keep Kenya's runners on leader boards for more than 30 years.
The effects of the global economic crisis are already being felt in Iten, a small town perched 7,800ft above sea level on an escarpment 200 miles from Nairobi.
Its reputation for breeding champions,...
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