Running for Life
In Running for Life one of the world’s leading physiologists, Professor Bengt Saltin and his team, perform the first major scientific study in search of an answer to the Kenyan runners’ dominance of the sport. They work in co-operation with Kenyan scientists on location in the small town of Eldoret in Kenya and in Copenhagen, Denmark, comparing adolescents as well as grown ups, elite runners as well as non-athletes.
Marathon champions Moses Tanui and Japeth Kosgei, and 800 meter world record holder Wilson Kipketer share are featured in the film. The runners share opinions about the first major scientific study to examine the physiological causes of the Kenyan running phenomenon. The results of which surprised even the scientists themselves.