Distance runner Hellen Obiri is moving thousands of miles from her home in Kenya to pursue her marathon ambitions

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That includes Kenyan food and the country’s staple of ugali — a dense porridge made from maize flour.”Kenyans, we like eating ugali,” Obiri tells CNN Sport. “I will have to find where I’m going to make my Kenyan food over there (in the United States).”A good ugali may hold the keys to successfully fueling the next steps of her distance-running career. Obiri, a two-time world champion over 5,000 meters, is racing her first ever marathon in New York later this year, ahead of which she will team up with a new coach and new training group in Boulder, Colorado.

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