Julius Yego, Javelin Thrower (Kenya at 50)

Yego became interested in the javelin throw as a youth and he watched videos of athletes such as Jan Zelezny and Andreas Thorkildsen on YouTube to help with his technique.He competed in the high school regional championships in 2003. In 2006 he won the national junior title and broke the Kenyan junior record with a throw of 67 metre. He talks to us about how he became Kenya’s first Javelin thrower at the Olympics and how he ended up famously known as “YouTube Athlete”.

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