Track events have traditionally been our stronghold.

We have dominated medium and long distance races, not only at the Olympics but also at almost every competitive race on offer. In recent years, the gap between us and Ethiopia has become more pronounced in our favour.

There is a reason however, that we do not have representatives in other competitions. Take pole vaulting for example. It turns out we are not just bad… but very bad.

This video was taken at some trials at Nyayo Stadium.The guys just can’t jump.