World’s big race Kenyan runners cannot participate in

World Hen Racing Championships
  • The World Hen Racing Championships was recently held in England
  • The winged 30 to 40 runners took part in the exciting race that attracted a sizeable crowd
  • The winner was a bird named 'Cooked It', which won in five seconds

Our rivals in athletics always joke that Kenyans grow wings when they hit the track because of the great speed they ran in races all over the world.

But that is only a hyperbole to celebrate our greatness because if our athletes really had wings, they would have taken part in the recent World Hen Racing Championships in England.

The winged 30 to 40 runners took part in the exciting race that attracted a sizeable crowd.

 The winner was a bird named 'Cooked It', which won in five seconds, ahead of coop mate 'Plucked it', both owned by one Jack Allsop, from Ible in Derbyshire.

"There are some people who are really serious.

The lad who won last year, he's won twice in the last three years, and he does actually train," said championship organiser Colette Dewhurst.


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