"Dance, This Is The Way They'd Love..."

When in Rome, do as the Romans do.
There, obviously, aren’t any Romans in Ethiopia. But there are plenty of Ethiopians. So 2 out of the last 3 nights we have been out to restaurants serving traditional Ethiopian food and performing traditional Ethiopian dances from the different tribes around the country. 954 more words


Kenenisa Bekele misses marathon world record by six seconds (video)

BERLIN (AP) — Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia pulled away from Wilson Kipsang of Kenya late in the race to win the Berlin Marathon just outside the world record time on Sunday. 289 more words

Track And Field

Why I love the men's 10,000 metres

It’s because of Cathy Freeman that I love the men’s 10,000 metres.

Not that she competed in it. Wrong gender for a start. And her specialty was a good 9.6 kilometres short of the distance. 754 more words

Rio Olympics 2016

Haile Gebrselassie protests Kenenisa Bekele's exclusion from Olympics

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie was part of a group of athletes who protested against the Ethiopian track federation on Tuesday. 117 more words


He was not a runner, my father, but he was quick. I always remember it was very difficult to escape from him when he was angry. 24 more words

Haile Gebrselassie


Last night’s Standard Charter Dubai Marathon showed in microcosm all the strengths as well as all the weaknesses confronting foot racing as public spectacle. From a purely athletic standpoint it was a terrific show with 23 year-old unknown… 1,190 more words

You know, I want to help my country. Definitely I can help them,...

You know, I want to help my country. Definitely I can help them, simply by winning races. Sure, they can follow my path to a good career. 31 more words

Haile Gebrselassie