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9 months on...

George Clooney is married, Scotland voted ‘No’, and the world has suddenly became acutely aware of a disease called Ebola. The world has been changing over the past nine months and, in Bekoji too, things have moved on. 940 more words

Just a normal weekend in Bekoji...

Just a weekend like any other- a Saturday morning jog, a bit of shopping, and church on Sunday. Just bear in mind that at this altitude the oxygen-diluted air means that your lungs are on fire by the time you get to the end of the muddy road, by which time you’ve probably picked up a child on each hand. 587 more words

Born to Run: Ethiopia's Golden Town

At 4000 metres above sea level, footsteps come too slowly and breaths come too quickly. Appetites disappear and every effort is exaggerated. Life at this elevation is pure hard work. 259 more words


What if Everybody Ran?

A nice running campaign by Mizuno:

Also, ran across this article about runners from Bekoji, Ethiopia on The Atlantic – if you’ve seen the documentary… 31 more words


Want to run real fast?

Visit the village Bekoji in Northethiopia – or have a chitchat with Haile Gebre Selassie in the gym. Article by Philipp Hedemann on Welt.de 14 more words



It’s Tuesday evening in Addis Ababa’s garish central Bole neighbourhood. Wealthy, Westernized, and dodgy, Bole is a favourite spot for Addis’s expat population, and my most hated part of the city. 2,357 more words

Creative Nonfiction

GLOW: Girls Leading Our World

I’m a summer camp guru.
Now this is a rough estimate, but I’ve attended, counseled, and worked at 25 summer camps in my life.

Ethiopian summer camp was no different- though it lacked intense competition, color wars, extreme water obstacle courses and dangerous team building exercises, extreme sports, or partner dancing, it was in every way the best camp experience. 480 more words