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Kenya's marathon man | China and US standoff

Posted by: The Conversation Global

Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

 

Editor's note

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge ran the second fastest marathon in history in London earlier this year. His win cemented his status as the king of the modern marathon and once again pundits began to deliberate on the source of his seemingly superhuman abilities. Vincent Onywera examines the Kipchoge phenomenon and concludes that science is yet to find the elixir of his endurance.

China and the US are embroiled in a bruising battle. While the stand-off between the two economic giants has global implications, Nick Bisley doesn’t believe it will tip the world back into the kind of ideological and geopolitical competition seen during the Cold War.

Julie Masiga

Peace + Security Editor

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