Monday, April 21, 2014

R is for Run

Ethiopia is crazy about runners, mainly because the country has had great success at the international level in the sport. It's not uncommon to see broadcasts of wins from four Summer Olympics ago and when these past summer Olympics were going on ETV only broadcast the running events. A big shame for someone who loves watching the gymnastics and horse events.

Most of the runners who do well come form Bekoji, a small town about two and half hours from me. Close to the mountains, it's cold there. Very cold, but it still is home to many runners for training. That, and the athletic compound in Assella. 



Corinne said...

It's those long legs. I'll bet I would have to run just to keep in walking step with them.

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