Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Usain Bolt Spotted in Eldoret, Kenya...

I was in Eldoret last week with coach fantastic Gavin Smith buying some bits and pieces and we spotted this guy driving a Jamaica coloured matatu and he was the spitting image of Usain Bolt (although the photo below doesn't do him justice). I'm not sure what Usain was doing in Eldoret driving a matatu and unfortunately didn't get chance to ask him (too fast I guess)!!

Usain Bolt in Eldoret???
After a good Christmas and New Year I now have less than a week left in Iten before my return to the UK. Training has been very good and today I did my last track session at altitude (for a while anyway) of 10 x 1000m. It went really well, definitely one of my best at altitude. Only one more tough session left. I trained at the Chepkoilel track in Eldoret which was remarkanly quiet for a Tuesday morning but I still spotted Asbel Kiprop (World & Olympic 1500m Champion), Florence Kiplagat (Berlin Marathon 2011 Champion) and Saif Saaeed Shaheen (3000m S/C World Record Holder)!

I tried out a new place for lunch today and it was a good choice. I ordered Giteri and two ndazi, coming to a total of 30KSH (about 20pence). and got two chapatis thrown in for free, not sure why but I didn't complain. I will definitely be going back there again!! If anyone is ever in Iten, the "cafe" is called "Nest Cafe" and it is very near the Runners Point shop.

The Generous Nest Cafe


  1. Do you think they called it Nest Cafe because it sounds like Nescafe?

  2. Maybe! But I think that is a little too clever, and they don't even serve coffee!! For drinks the choice is either tea or strong tea!

  3. Not only did you 'spot' Florence Kiplagat but you also kicked here out of front seat in the bus on the way there AND back - she is far to polite to say anything but trust me she was fuming!!! World Champions ride shot gun in this bus!! You broke protocol pretty badly!!!
    P.S - Nest Cafe owner won world juniors in steeple a few years back - injured since - sad story!

  4. Mate, she was too slow! Plus there is plenty of room for two on that front seat!! Does that mean she won't sign the vest for me now??!!