Having followed the London Marathon events on the telly today, I learnt that both the male and female winners are fromAfrica. Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutai won the men’s race in 2 hours 4 minutes and 39 seconds – breaking the Londonrecord. Compatriot Mary Keitany won the women’s race in in 2:19.17, the fourth fastest women’s marathon ever. After all, I started to ponder if their exceptional performance can be at least partly attributed to them having been born in a particular part of the earth. I am sure  they have put in a decent amount of traning and they also have an admirable background…

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