The Wider Image: Going for gold in the Great Rift Valley
Kenyan runner Egla Musop Jebichii, 28, who is partially blind, poses with her 3rd position medal won in Dubai to qualify to run in the Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro this year, Iten, western Kenya, April 11, 2016. Jebichii is married to an athlete and has one son, who is five. In Kenya's western town of Iten, known as the "Home of Champions" for drawing runners to train from around the world, athletes rise to pound the track and dirt roads at dawn. Kenyan athletics champions like marathon world record holder Dennis Kimetto and 800 metre champion David Rudisha have trained there, alongside Britain's double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah and a host of others. At 2,400 metres (7,900 feet), the altitude makes Iten an ideal location for established middle and long distance races to build their endurance and stamina. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola SEARCH "ITEN MODOLA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES?