Track and Field in Kenya

Kenyans are great at running, the way their bodies are built they are great for running long distances 

In Rome 1964 A Kenyan man won A Bronze in the Olympics He was the first Kenyan man to be in the Olympics  for track and field

Worldwide Kenya is known for middle distance and long distance races

Field dimensions and video about Kenyan runners

 the field dimensions for the normal track are 437.4 yards to 440 yards. 

Rules and Scoring 

All racing is started by A gun fire and you have to stay on the track. the winner of the race is who ever passes the finish line first.


    

Sometimes on the track there are also horizontal jumps, they are scored on how high. For races the way they are scored is the lowest score wins.  

Length of the Game and Basic Strategy

 the Length of the race is however long it takes for the runners to run the track, the average time is ?  

A Basic strategy for A long distance Race is to not use all your energy when you first start also you keep focused and for that it doesn't matter how fit you are. 

Leagues and how the sport has changed

There are many different leagues for track some of them are throwing, jumping, cross country, sprints and many more. 

 How the sport changed since it origin runners used to run with no clothes on, know they do. Also they Used to have baggy shorts but they used to slow the runners down now they have tight shorts to go quick.

Map

the hometown of a famous runner Brimin Kipruto A  man from the Kenyan Olympic team

Major Penalties and Equipment

Some Equipment that they use for track and field is, there high jump crossbars, hurdles, lane marker boxes, Relay batons, and track gates.

Some penalties for track is, for A race is you get in trouble for A false start a witch means before the gun fires. Also if you go outside your lane and there are many others but I just listed A few. 

Work Cited

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"UCS." Relay Batons, Distance Marker Boxes, Starting Blocks, Lane Markers, Track Gates. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.

Work Cited

"Athletics Kenya." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 13 Apr. 2016. remove item

"Athletics Kenya - Voice of Sport." Athletics Kenya - Voice 

. Web. 14 Apr. 2016. remove item

"UCS." Relay Batons, Distance Marker Boxes, Starting Blocks, Lane Markers, Track Gates. Web. 19 Apr. 2016.

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Track and Field in Kenya

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