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Kenyan women comprise 80 percent of the agricultural labor force, but own just 5 percent of the land.
Learn more about the history of Kenyan runners and connect with women's rights groups in Africa.
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Kenyan men have long ranked among the world's best long distance runners, but until recently, Kenyan women have been confined to traditional roles at home and on the farm. FRONTLINE/World reporter Alexis Bloom journeys to the mountain village of Iten in Kenya's northwest highlands, where one of Kenya's first great female marathoners, Lornah Kiplagat, using her prize money, established and operates a camp to train the next generation of women runners. watch video >> read more >>