She loves it despite the living conditions.
The world silver medalist in the 1,500 meters, Hannah England, is taking her training up a notch. According to a report on the Mirror’s Web site, the British middle-distance ace has been living in extremely spartan conditions in Kenya.
Examples: A single light bulb hangs from the ceiling. Her room is like a prison cell–four paces by four paces. Air conditioning? Forget it! No television, too.
But England loves it.
“The first time I came here, I said I’d never come back,” she said. “I don’t have a great deal of natural endurance, compared to others out here. I spent five weeks feeling awful and thought, ‘This isn’t for me’. I was running up hills, everyone was running away from me and I thought, ‘Why am I here?’ But I got great results from it.”
Before last year, England had never been to Kenya.
“It’s a totally different world,” she said. “It was a shock at first, the way people live and the conditions they live in. But they seem 10 times happier than people back home!”
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