“Why do I cycle? I don't really know. My uncle was a talented cyclist, my 2 brothers are pretty good, so maybe I'm good too. I'm still in school, so I'm thinking about passing exams. Oh yes, 2 years ago, I broke my arm in a cycling accident, so I've been back on my bike for less than a year.”
A school-going member in our squad. He is a Kikuyu and Keiyo tribesman from the areas around Eldoret. One day, his school principal wanted someone to represent the school in a cross-country running competition. Without really training, he went and finished "3rd or 4th, I can't remember." In Eldoret, the heart of running country in Kenya, that counts for seriously good talent.
So, we're hoping...