Munich 1972: Kip keeps the steeplechase as relay quartet stuns the world

Munich 1972: Kip keeps the steeplechase as relay quartet stuns the world

Kenya returned for their fifth Olympic games in Munich, West Germany in 1972 having caught the world’s attention with a breath taking display in Mexico four years earlier.

The country was represented in four disciplines namely athletics, boxing, hockey and swimming by a total of 57 athletes who included two female athletes.

Come Well Fed!

Come Well Fed!

Looking at current strides in nutrition, strength and conditioning, one can’t help but  reminisce how back in the day, guys would feast thoroughly on meals heavily before a match, with management encouraging this.

Come 4.30pm and you, the fastest guy on your team, would be running with the handbrake on, well fed! 

Other guys would push serious weights on the morning of a game, the fatigue showing later that afternoon.