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'YouTube Man' Yego: Kenya's Self-taught Javelin World Champ

Julius Yego wanted to be an athlete, only he couldn't run very fast. That can be a significant setback growing up in the highlands of western Kenya, where the best distance runners in the pre-eminent distance-running nation are molded. When it comes to sport, running is just about all that matters in Kenya. So Yego had to come up with a different plan to succeed. With the help of a sharpened stick, an "elastic" right wrist, and YouTube videos as a substitute for a...

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