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Kenya's 'capital of athletics' gears up for Olympics

10 June 2012 Last updated at 09:56 BST

With the Olympics less than seven weeks away, athletes are making their final preparations in the hope they can win gold.

Kenya is a country which is almost certain to collect medals in the long distance events.

James Coomarasamy has been to the village of Iten, in Kenya's Rift Valley, to find out why it is renowned for producing some of the world's best runners.