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Video: A Rare View of Running in the Kenyan Rift Valley

"Kukimbia" looks at the dedication of Kenyan runners living and training in the Rift Valley, the birthplace of Olympic champions.

It’s widely known that Kenyans are among the fastest runners in the world. Running is an integral part of life and culture within the great Kenyan Rift Valley where countless of Olympic champions tread its grounds and train year-round. This 7-minute documentary, “Kukimbia,” by Spencer MacDonald and originally published on The Atlantic gives a rare and breathtaking tour of the valley, and immerses the viewer in the daily routines of a Kenyan runner. Athletes featured include Paul Koech, Leonard Komon, and Milcah Chemos who will be competing at the Rio Olympics.