Share
twitterlinkedinfacebook
Image 1 of 1
04112012_Bannon_Kenyanrunners_8523.jpg
Thousands of young Kenyan runners hoping to find managers to take them to rich races abroad flock to Iten to train alongside the country's best-known athletes. Johana Kariankei, 20, is one of them - already he runs a half-marathon in 64 minutes, and hopes soon to travel to Europe to compete. In the meantime, to pay his rent, for his food and for his sports training gear, Kariankei, who is from Kenya's Masai tribe, sells Masai bead necklaces and bracelets that he makes himself, often to visiting foreign sports squads. It is, he says, "a good business" but means he has less time to rest and recover after hard training runs.