In Kenya, the recruitment of talent has already commenced in towns of Bungoma, Kakamega, and Eldoret – all in an area renowned for muscular men (and source of much of Kenya’s rugby talent.)

This comes on the back of a raging debate about what gives African athletes an edge over their opponents. For instance, the current dominance of African runners in long-distance running is an intriguing phenomenon that has highlighted the close relationship between genetics and physical performance.

Aided by genes or not, Africans athletes are excelling at the global sporting stage. Now to build the local sports ecosystem.

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