marathon in Africa for world record? Why the continent which produce the best marathon athletes will set the best time for the discipline ever seen before. The Africans warriors set to fight in Africa the land of their ancestors. Running have been since the done of Africans a natural. Evolution shows how we stop running with modern time. In the past we needed to run for fear, or escape from a danger. African run till today to hunt for their food, like to escape from will animals.
From this base the people will perform better in the usual environment. Bekele and Selasie with proper training condition would perform at the most in Africa. The problem is to find finance to organize and sponsor the event. London, Paris, New York, Boston etc… can afford to organize a marathon but in Africa no country seems to have that much interest. After all in Africa football is the number sport and government will support football. The marathon can not generate the same amount of money like football. But if a country like say Nigeria organize a marathon like an African cup of nation. The interest will grow and the country will not only be mention about corruption, and boko haram.
I see country with vision like cote d’ivoire doing a great meeting instead of Nigeria or Kenya. Ethiopia mighty of the mighty in athletics can not hold a competition at international level. Africa want to make clear that in marathon we are the best. For a reason we perform discretely in swimming, fair enough. Africa still have marathon to take the dominant position. Many reasons have been given why? but the fact is we are just very good at running. Like some white jokes, African are used to runaway from lions. Africa and the world are waiting for that moment when African will set the world record at home.