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When the Olympic Games were held at altitude in Mexico City, it was evident that endurance competitors who lived at altitude had an advantage over their sea-level counterparts.  The subsequent emergence of Kenya and Ethiopia as distance-running superpowers has suggests that those who train at altitude, not only perform better at altitude, but also at sea-level.  Altitude training is now widely used by elite endurance athletes as a way of maximising their performance. aims to collate information about the best places to do altitude training, and to provide details about camps and training centres at those locations.  Altitude Training is a supplementary resource to Notes from higher grounds: An altitude training guide for endurance athletes, a book which was published by Kukimbia Huru Publishing in December 2013.  

In the future, will be extending to providing training camps at altitude for athletes of all levels.  More information to follow.

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Kenyan training trip competition

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Altitude Training Potchefstroom 

South Africa and Lesotho

December is a great time to visit South Africa and Lesotho, the small country which it surrounds.  Large parts of the central regions of South Africa are located at or above 1,400m, while Lesotho is the only country in the world which has no point below 1000 metres. Potchefstroom, Pretoria and Dullstroom are among the popular destinations. Read more

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Children running at Kamariny Stadium in Iten

'I defy any runner to read this book and not emerge with a serious urge to travel to one or more of these destinations' Athletics Weekly

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