Athletics on TV: Born to Run, The Secrets of Kenyan Athletics

Posted: July 11, 2012 by Rascasse in General Info

BBC Four is running a great athletics programme ‘Born to run’ which is available on BBC iPlayer until 20th July here.

“Former Irish athlete and 5,000m world champion Eamonn Coghlan travels to Kenya’s highlands to meet Brother Colm O’Connell, a modest priest who played a major role in fostering Kenyan distance running and who is now considered one of the world’s top athletics coaches. Watching him train the 800m world-record holder David Rudisha, Eamonn observes at first-hand his unlikely but lasting legacy. Part travelogue, part tribute, the documentary also features an interview with Eamonn’s childhood hero, the great Olympic athlete Kip Keino “

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