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Kenyan high jump video goes viral

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Posted at 11:36 AM, Jun 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-03 11:36:49-04

A video titled “Kenyan High School High Jump” was posted to YouTube last week and has since received over 2.5 million views.

Mashable says the video was shot by a man named Michael Stewart, who worked in Kenya’s Great Rift Valley earlier this for a company called Run for Life.

He shot the video during a track meet outside the town of Mosoriot.

The video shows these incredible athletes clearing a bar around six feet high and landing on their feet.

“This is pretty standard stuff for this race, ” Stewart told Mashable in an email. “Many of the runners ran insane times at this high school meet as well.”

The article goes on to say that many of the world’s greatest track athletes come from the Great Rift Valley, particularly from the Kalenjun tribe Stewart lived with.