18-year-old Cornelius Kemboi attends Saints Patrick’s High School in Iten, following in the footsteps of star runners like David Rudisha and Wilson Kipketer. Cornelius dreams of becoming a champion and raise the Kenyan flag, but first step is to get a scholarship to train and study in the United States.
Saint Patrick’s High School is well-known for its countless number of former students, who later achieved great international results in mid- and long-distance running. Kenyans are very often seen in the top-results of international running competitions, where especially runners from the Kalenjin tribe are represented. This has made the area extremely interesting for international companies, who sign young athletes and give them a chance to live a life they would otherwise only dream of.