Saturday, July 28, 2012

NPR: Test Your Olympic Trivia Knowledge /// Kenyan Runners

In Iten, Kenya, every day at 9 a.m. sharp, 200 or so runners — most of them unknowns hoping to become champions — train on the dirt roads surrounding the town.
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The country has a rich tradition of producing elite athletes. Many of the world's best marathoners have come from a highland region above the Great Rift Valley, where they run along mountainous dirt roads at 8,000 feet above sea level. For many, training begins as a matter of necessity.


Audio for this story from Weekend Edition Saturday will be available at approx. 12:00 p.m. ET
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    July 28, 2012
    Host Scott Simon talks to writer and trivia expert A.J. Jacobs about little-known facts regarding the Olympics.

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