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Like many people, I’ve been enjoying the Olympics so far. Great opening ceremony, great competition… And watching the swimming, football, gymnastics is all a blast. But I have to say that as a runner, I’m looking forward to track and field getting started. And as a runner, it was inspiring the other day to hear about the great Kenyans in this wonderful NPR story.
Iten, Kenya produces some of the world’s fastest runners. Runners there train at 8,000 feet above sea level, and the valley is six miles down. Kenya’s elite runners run up and down these hills every day. And they keep it simple. If these runners want to build their leg strength, they run up more hills. We've been doing our own bit of hard core training here at Microsoft, and our engineers across the company have been setting a blistering pace. Let’s go to a tale of the tape.
And that was just June. July had more hills!
Of course, the best part of running is that there is always more road ahead. We see it. There are more experiences to talk about, more ways our products, devices and services can light up for our customers. More ways developers can create wicked cool applications that will amaze and delight the world. More ways to have fun, more ways to be more productive, more ways to read, to browse, to communicate, solve the biggest problems the world has.
So stand by. We’re just taking a breath or two. Then it’s off the races again!
Posted by Frank X. Shaw Corporate Vice President, Corporate Communications, Microsoft