Considering that the person asking this question wanted to know more about long distance training in Kenya and why many runners visit Kenya to benefit from the high altitude training, the answer has little to do with long distance training, but I will go ahead and put that into context. The highest point is on Mt. Kenya at 17,057 feet (5,199m) above the sea level.
However, most athletes in Kenya train at altitudes ranging from 2,000m to 2500m. Many of Kenya’s athletics training camps are located in Kapsabet in Nandi, Iten in Egeyo Marakwet, Eldoret in Uasin Gishu, Kaptagat in Uasin Gishu/Elgeyo Marakwet, Ngong in Nairobi and Nyahuru in Laikipia.
Altitude training is beneficial. But, it has to