2010 Berlin marathon happened yesterday. 40,000 running fanatics braved the Berlin rain. As usual there were plenty of running spectators who were on site to capture the day in photos.
After Kenyan Linet Masai Won 10,000 meters gold at IAAF world championship in Berlin Germany the leading daily in Kenya carried an Interview with the father.
The father, a runner in his childhood, took credit for the girls success urging the girl to start running early. He said he weaned her on honey to help reduce stomach upsets, especially while running the long distance to school.
Medicinal Wisdom from bygone Era
What was special about the honey? The 55 old man had an insightful revelation, he explained that the family lived near Mt. Elgon forest which has many indigenous trees, which have medicinal significance, and bees inside the forest suck nectar that contains the medicinal value.The honey harvested from the forest bees is used as medicine.
The community has traditionaly used honey to treat stomach upsets.
Traditional honey versus modern honey
From the old mans explanation it is convincing why honey would be cure for stomach upset. But it is also clear the modern processed honey would not work because it is produced in a farm environment away from the indigenous trees with their medicinal value.
If you intend to use honey bought from supermarket to treat stomach pain, sorry, it wont work!!
We know Jamaican Usain Bolt is faster than American Tyson.
A BBC article titled Why Bolt is special analyses the performance of Bolt and Gay at the 100 metres IAAf finals 2009 Berlin Germany.
According to the article Both athletes strides
Bolt needed 41 strides to win gold on Sunday while Tyson Gay, who claimed silver with a magnificent time of 9.71, took 44½ strides.
On How Tyson Gay can Beat Usain Bolt
The article adds If Gay is to challenge Bolt’s world record it would appear he needs to improve his stride length while maintaining his stride frequency – which is easier said than done when travelling upwards of 27mph.
Bolts biggest advantage is that he has legs longer than his fellow athletes, the Jamaican is 6.5fts, which means he has longer stride.
If Gay cannot run faster by improving his stride length then he may consider undergoing surgery to have longer legs? That may work!!!!