races are of West African descent," Entine writes._

In middle distances, of 5,000 to 10,000 meters, it is not West Africans but men from Kenya in East Africa who dominate. Kenyans hold the top 60 world times in the 3,000-meter steeplechase and more than half the top times in the 5,000 and 10,000 meters. Within Kenya, most of these winning runners are Kalenjin speakers of the Great Rift Valley region, particularly a small population called the Nandi. The Nandi, who comprise less than 2% of Kenya's population, have produced half of Kenya's Kalenjin-speaking athletes and 20% of all the winners of major

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