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(Fox News)   Kenyan runner, after winning the London Marathon more than two minutes ahead of his nearest opponent: "I feel a little tired now"   (foxnews.com) divider line 28
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2012-04-22 03:58:17 PM  
Those bastards with their superior genetics.
 
2012-04-22 04:55:14 PM  
He's a marathoner? I knew he like to play basketball, but he smokes.
 
2012-04-22 05:03:32 PM  
Then after the interview he casually jogged all the way back to Kenya without breaking a sweat.
 
2012-04-22 05:12:18 PM  
The top three Boston Marathon finishers in the men's and the women's division are from Kenya. And it was hot/humid that day so they must've been loving it. I'm glad that people from Kenya can dominate in the marathons but sometimes it gets pretty boring, like when Federer was dominating tennis.
 
2012-04-22 05:21:04 PM  
He's tired cause Elaine's alarm clock SUCKS
 
2012-04-22 05:28:17 PM  
Was he trying to get to Subway?
 
2012-04-22 05:58:12 PM  
listening to this on the radio gave me the (really farking stupid) idea that I'd quite like to run this before I die. Now to find a charity...
 
2012-04-22 06:20:25 PM  
Where did Obama find time to run a marathon?
 
2012-04-22 06:35:21 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Where did Obama find time to run a marathon?


Time machine. Again.
 
2012-04-22 06:47:19 PM  
I'm still waiting for someone to do a sub 2 hour marathon.
 
2012-04-22 06:53:41 PM  
More runners need to train with lions chasing them. The sense of urgency apparently is key
 
2012-04-22 07:18:47 PM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Where did Obama find time to run a marathon?


I'm ashamed to pollute an non "politics" tab but I'm really excited about seeing a race between a Kenyan and a robot and feel a need to express that
 
2012-04-22 07:52:23 PM  
tvmedia.ign.com
 
2012-04-22 08:05:27 PM  

Jacobin: More runners need to train with lions chasing them. The sense of urgency apparently is key


Link
 
2012-04-22 08:09:03 PM  
Forrest Gump was from Kenya?
 
2012-04-22 08:41:00 PM  
Those comments make me despair for the future.
 
2012-04-22 08:44:53 PM  
Jacobin: More runners need to train with lions chasing them. The sense of urgency apparently is key

I don't have to outrun the lion, I have to outrun YOU
 
2012-04-22 09:34:22 PM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Forrest Gump was from Kenya?


Do you think he'll go home now?
 
2012-04-22 11:38:47 PM  

TravisBickle62: He's tired cause Elaine's alarm clock SUCKS


Was it the AM/PM?
 
2012-04-23 12:46:43 AM  
No one seems to remember when other nationalities and races dominated the marathon.

Kenyans, ethiopians blah blah didn't matter.

What's different now?

Do you really believe this segment who didn't count, suddenly have better genetics?

Really?

Are you the same bunch who though barry was just showing that natrural ability?

That woods was hitting farther than anyone in his first masters because he was clean?

Do you read the sports pages?

Do you casually look at the histories of your favorites?

NO dominance since ww1 without cheating.

None.
 
2012-04-23 01:22:17 AM  

Silly Jesus: Those bastards with their superior genetics.


Citation needed.

A lot of world-beating athletes do come from a tiny part of Kenya.

Can you prove that it's down to genes?

My hypothesis is that physical fitness is chiefly dictated by environment, Let an average Kenyan family, from the particular region that produces the most distance-running winners adopt a baby of a different "race". Of course, when it comes to defining "race", obviously we must remember that Africa is the most genetically diverse continent on the planet.

Then, set Madonna's adopted children against him/her.

I would predict that the child raised in the Kenyan region would defeat the child of Madonna in a fair race,

/That should settle the issue of racism once and for all.
 
2012-04-23 01:56:59 AM  

dang sure: No one seems to remember when other nationalities and races dominated the marathon.

Kenyans, ethiopians blah blah didn't matter.

What's different now?

Do you really believe this segment who didn't count, suddenly have better genetics?

Really?

Are you the same bunch who though barry was just showing that natrural ability?

That woods was hitting farther than anyone in his first masters because he was clean?

Do you read the sports pages?

Do you casually look at the histories of your favorites?



So what's their drug/cheating method, and why aren't others just using it, too?

It's one thing to point at individuals who are cheating. But for a group, they have to be using something that others don't have access to or can't mask. I doubt the Kenyan national program makes for better drug cheats than anywhere else.

Certainly within our huge population we should have 10x as many capable athletes, and therefore if we're only cheating at a 10% rate as compared to Kenyans we should be their equals.

NO dominance since ww1 without cheating.

None.


You really think the 1936 Indian field hockey team was cheating?
 
2012-04-23 06:16:12 AM  

Carth: I'm still waiting for someone to do a sub 2 hour marathon.


If you want something done, do it yourself.
 
2012-04-23 08:25:09 AM  

dang sure: No one seems to remember when other nationalities and races dominated the marathon.

Kenyans, ethiopians blah blah didn't matter.

What's different now?

Do you really believe this segment who didn't count, suddenly have better genetics?

Really?

Are you the same bunch who though barry was just showing that natrural ability?

That woods was hitting farther than anyone in his first masters because he was clean?

Do you read the sports pages?

Do you casually look at the histories of your favorites?

NO dominance since ww1 without cheating.

None.


Dude, the Kenyans win in the local breast cancer charity races. I'm sure they are doping up for those too.
 
2012-04-23 08:27:29 AM  

skinink: The top three Boston Marathon finishers in the men's and the women's division are from Kenya. And it was hot/humid that day so they must've been loving it. I'm glad that people from Kenya can dominate in the marathons but sometimes it gets pretty boring, like when Federer was dominating tennis.


The time of Boston this year made it very easy for the Kenyans to dominate. The American Trials were too close for the top americans to compete in both. I think some similar timing issues took out some of the other top foreign runners who normally would have been there.

Not saying it wouldn't have still been a sweep, but we basically forfitted boston this year.
 
2012-04-23 09:04:51 AM  

iron de havilland: Silly Jesus: Those bastards with their superior genetics.

Citation needed.

A lot of world-beating athletes do come from a tiny part of Kenya.

Can you prove that it's down to genes?

My hypothesis is that physical fitness is chiefly dictated by environment, Let an average Kenyan family, from the particular region that produces the most distance-running winners adopt a baby of a different "race". Of course, when it comes to defining "race", obviously we must remember that Africa is the most genetically diverse continent on the planet.

Then, set Madonna's adopted children against him/her.

I would predict that the child raised in the Kenyan region would defeat the child of Madonna in a fair race,

/That should settle the issue of racism once and for all.


O.o
 
2012-04-23 02:27:00 PM  

iron de havilland: Silly Jesus: Those bastards with their superior genetics.

Citation needed.

A lot of world-beating athletes do come from a tiny part of Kenya.

Can you prove that it's down to genes?


In endurance events like a marathon, mitochondrial DNA plays a HUGE role, since one's mitochondria are crucial in metabolism and energy efficiency. Furthermore, mitochondrial DNA can be location-specific, since we get our mitochondria from our moms.
 
2012-04-23 04:27:28 PM  

HMS_Blinkin: iron de havilland: Silly Jesus: Those bastards with their superior genetics.

Citation needed.

A lot of world-beating athletes do come from a tiny part of Kenya.

Can you prove that it's down to genes?

In endurance events like a marathon, mitochondrial DNA plays a HUGE role, since one's mitochondria are crucial in metabolism and energy efficiency. Furthermore, mitochondrial DNA can be location-specific, since we get our mitochondria from our moms.


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