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The dominance of Kenyans in distance running
Kenyan runners, and especially those originating from the Kalenjin tribe, have dominated international middleand long-distance running for over 40 years, prompting significant interest in the factors contributing to ...
Correlates of objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity in Kenyan school children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya
(BioMed Central, 2014-05)
Background Childhood overweight/obesity and inadequate physical activity burden Western countries, and now, pose a growing threat to the health of children in low and middle income countries. Behavioural transitions toward ...
Demographic characteristics of elite Kenyan endurance runners
(Taylor & Francis Group, 2016)
Kenyan athletes have dominated international distance running in recent years. Explanations for their success include favourable physiological characteristics, which could include favourable genetic endowment, and ...
Comparative study of physical activity patterns among school children in Kenya and Canada: Results from the ISCOLE Project
(Sabinet Online, 2014)
Examination of the timing and patterns of daily activity are crucial in understanding when children accumulate the highest levels of physical activity. The objectives of this study were to examine moderate-to-vigorous ...
The gap between the management and success of elite middle and long distance runners in Kenya
Kenya has been very successful at middle and long distance races in international competitions for the last five decades. However, Kenyan world record beaters have denounced the motherland flag by switching nationality, ...