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What Is The Secret Of Jamaican Short-distance Runners?

I try to look beyond winning major Sports Fiesta but i have not find answers yet to this.

Whether they are representing Reggealand or not they have proved it times without number that they are the best in short distant races.

British Linford Christie is one time World record holder but he is a Jamaican.

Nearly all black men running for all these Western World are Jamaican.

I beg, what is the reason for that success?

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Thanks Priscy

Keep it up!

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@ akolawole

Thanks for reminding us. Its only that, if u are patriotic to this land, you should start with Africa as a continent before you cross to the carribeans. I love Jamaicans too but I was trying to tell you we ve got the talent in one of our own. I told you something about Jamaicans . its you alone who has brought up this athletics thing and I appreciate that at least someone has my interest at heart. Please! whether we discuss outside Jamaican athletes its still on running. Allow diversified ideas and you will come out with more than what you bargained for. We are learning, and am sure I ve educated everyone on why Kenya rocks in athletics. Akolawole! thank me for my research as I feel you are frustrating my efforts. Anyway thanks a million times for this subject

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@Everyone

Thanks for your comments.

Lets leave Kenyans for now, Lets discuss my Jamaicans for now.

Priscila love, please launch the thread on Kenyas.

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@ Zahymaka

Those Kenyans are from a particular region with a tribe called Kalenjin. I hear they are born in the countryside in hilly areas and their schools are far so they run to and fro till they reach senior school. In that running without choice, they find themselves conquering the whole world. Another thing, those Kenyans feed on milk as their staple food and you know all that calcium, when the mother is pregnant and also feeding the offsprings. Those guys are born athletes and not made. Unfortunately Asian and European countries have signed up most of them taking our talent away. Look at that Saheen Shaheen from Qatar that guy in steeplechase he is the bomb and he was nurtured and trained in Kenya. But dont mind we still have there the famous Paul Tergat, Augustine Choge, Catherine Ndereba, Benjamin Limo , Wilfred Bungei, Ezekiel Kemboi and many more. Dont wonder why I know so many athletes from Kenya, I just watched olympics in 2004 and these people were in medal brackets and I was curious to know them.

Also dont forget Ethiopians like Kenenisa Bekele, Trinesh Dibaba , Haile Gebreselasie and this Moroccan Called El Gourouj. This guy got two gold medals in olympics. I really like athletics as it entertains me more.

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Have you seen Kenyans run [especially the marathons]? They grow up just doing it as a hobby [national pastime] so they're very good.

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Thanks akolawole for that. I ve also observed it but I will only guess why Jamaicans are world motorbikes.

Fast, most of those sprinters are from family trees of athletes

Secondly, they intermarry e.g Veronica Campbell is married to a sprinter like herself not forgetting TorniqueWilliam -Darling and this Darling is also a sprinter.( so they will give birth to their equal blood)

Third, I guess they don't eat gari and fufu. I think they drink a lot of milk which provide calcium for their strong bones

Fourth Jamaicans are too flexible, look at the way they dance their music

By the way I ve always wondered why most black Americans like Justin Gatleen and Montgomery are too good for the world. And where on earth can someone just run like wind?

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