Kenyan runners preparing for Olympics training and praying

Kenyan runners pray and train hard for London Olympics Nairobi, Kenya (ENInews)–It’s running time in Iten, a small town in the Rift Valley province of Kenya where international athletes are flocking to sharpen their running skills ahead of the London Olympic Games in late July. Here, winners of the London, Boston and New York marathons, as well as teams from Germany, Greece, England and other countries are putting their “fast foot forward.” At 2,000 meters above sea level, the thin oxygen is believed to help develop race-winning lung power. The Kenyan athletes are maintaining hard training, discipline and nutrition, but they also include another ingredient: a strong belief in God. [538 words, ENI-12-0288]

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