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The secret of the East African amazing running (Part 2)

The presence of managers such as Van de Veen helps African athletes focus on competition, thereby achieving better results and improving income without having to worry about commercial and sponsorship factors.

The 66-year-old manager and his team are not just negotiating contracts for runner. They also make sure they can comfortably focus on jogging. They arrange flights, hotels, visas, venues and guides to practice and promote the brand.

In return, Volare Sports will take a share of the income, usually 15%. To be effective, competition allocations must be carefully planned. “We only do it with the agreement of the players,” Van de Veen assured.

In Africa, Volare Sport has an extensive recruiting and training network, but Van de Veen still prefers to find talent himself. “You have to recognize that talent. I saw Geoffrey Mutai in a youth race in Kenya.

He came second. I was advised to sign a winner, but I just wanted Mutai. He had a way.” run unique. Mutai then won all three Boston Marathon, New York City Marathon and Berlin Marathon, “the manager recounted.

The list of successful runner managed by Van de Veen is very long. For many people, jogging is enough for them to live, but not enough to have a carefree future. Van de Veen finds it risky if they encounter mentors or doctors who take advantage of the runner’s situation. “We’re in Europe. Runner is in Africa. We can’t track them 24 hours a day.”

Mentors often commit to spending extra money, and doctors promise better results.

How long will the ‘African Empire’ last? The combination of evolution and habit has helped the East African runner dominate the marathon.

In other parts of the world, BMI is growing, meaning that it is very difficult for them to overthrow the “African empire” in the marathon. However, the “black continent” also brings a lot of knowledge to the runner in the world to eat, train better, break a personal record.

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The secret of the East African amazing running (Part 1)

Endurance can be the secret weapon of East African runners. To win a marathon, athletes need the energy to beat the remaining opponents before the finish line, usually the last few kilometers – the deciding distance to success. Typically, the first place is always in the runner group to take the lead at the 30th kilometer mark.

At the last kilometers, their bodies switched to “self-driving” mode. All, from exercise efforts, nutrition to gene traits, will show. East African Runner often have thin ankles and thinner calves. They live at high altitudes, ideal conditions to help improve endurance.

Besides, they also have motivation to strive. ccan bring about a better life, faster runners will be economically better. Along with centuries of evolution, these factors have created athletes with extremely high endurance.

In most areas of East Africa, jogging training begins very early. Children typically walk an average of 8 kilometers per day. BMI – body mass index is calculated by your weight (kg) divided by the square of the height (m or cm) – the average of children only about 15.5 – will be considered abused if in America.

But they have the highest anaerobic threshold and Vo2 Max (the highest indicator of the body’s ability to transfer and use oxygen during exercise, ml/kg/min). same age in the world.

Light body but tall, long legs are also advantages of these “seeds”

Players are like pieces to help a tournament More attractive match. This is a common strategy and also benefits runner. “Berlin is an opportunity for me. If I run well here, the result will affect the future races,” Legese said. The value of a contestant is calculated by time and rank. The better the performance, the more likely the manager and the athlete are to request increased funding.

Through Volare Sports, he manages many elite athletes such as the Berlin Marathon champions Geoffrey Mutai (2012), Wilson Kipsang (2013) and Dennis Kimetto (2014).