Saturday, July 14, 2012
Why the Kenyan Distance Running Dominance?
Here's what research from two European led studies have found and I quote the following from an article written in The Atlantic magazine: "Studies have found significant differences in body mass index and bone structure between Western pros and Kenyan amateurs. The studied Kenyans had less mass for their height,longer legs,shorter torsos and more slender limbs.They wrote that these traits would make them more efficient runners,especially over long distances.Also, running would be less energy intensive."
On a related note consider this,studies have found that because of their bone structure,females are more prone to ACL injuries than males.This is a fact based on study and research. Following the logic of those who say that people who attribute Kenyan running success to genetic differences as being racist,would they then accuse others of being sexist who report on women and ACL injuries?
As one looks around this world you cannot help but notice that there are significant differences in the appearance and structure of the people who inhabit it.Isn't that one of the things that make this such a unique and interesting world? As the bumper sticker says: Appreciate and Celebrate Our Differences.