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The Western highlands of Kenya are the home of some of Kenya's finest athletes. Kenya's international sporting reputation is built on an excellent athletic track record, with frequent victories in Olympic, Commonwealth and other international events.

There is one simple reason for this: altitude. The average altitude in this area is well over 2000m, and these rarified conditions are ideal training conditions for runners. Those who were born and bred in this area have a definite athletic advantage, and this combined with specialized training is a perfect recipe for champions.

For athletes, the opportunity to train in such conditions can assist with development of both endurance levels and technique.

There are five highly specialized training camps for athletes around Iten and Kaptagat area. Many of these have been established by famous Kenyan runners. Sports exchange programs have been set up which allow international athletes to train in the highlands.

With special coaching, fitness programs and running circuits, this high altitude training gives a definite winning edge.

To see a full feature article on Altitude Training Click Here

Golf There is Golf available in this area. For details on Kenya's golf courses, select Golf Courses from the main menu on the left.
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