There is no better endorsement for YouTube than this Kenyan javelin thrower

Perhaps the biggest YouTube success story, he doesn't even have his own channel.

 

Rae Votta

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Published Aug 27, 2015   Updated May 28, 2021, 2:06 am CDT

You can learn a lot on YouTube: how to apply the perfect eyeliner, how to decorate a cupcake, how to win a gold medal in javelin.

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Julius Yego achieved the latter, winning the 2015 World Championships in Beijing with a distance of 92.72 meters after being self-trained with only the help of YouTube videos to guide him.

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In a 2012 documentary about “Mr. YouTube Man,” as he’s known in Kenya, explained how he started using the video platform to perfect his training. He finished 12th in the 2012 Olympics, a far cry from his early days of just throwing a stick around his hometown.

“As the world progresses everything changes, so maybe one day everyone will be learning through videos,” he says in the clip. “The answers are there.”

H/T Tubefilter | Screengrab via EMEASports/YouTube

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*First Published: Aug 27, 2015, 3:09 pm CDT