The power of YouTube

In Limbo

1 Sep 2015

Kenyan Julius Yego won the gold medal for javelin at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing last week. His throw of 92.72m won the competition by four metres but what’s perhaps more impressive is that he learnt to throw one by studying videos on YouTube.

“My coach is me, and the YouTube videos,” said Yego, “because everybody in Kenya is a runner.”

“There aren’t that many coaches who can train those who are interested in less-heralded disciplines”, he told Quartz.

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