Month: April 2012

Ethiopian Athletes in the Press

‘When Eddie met Haile’ Our own marathon enthusiast Eddie Izzard meets Ethiopian four-time world champion Haile Gebrselassie for a training session. The two compare techniques and training regimes while Eddie tries his hand at a spot of barefoot running! ‘Town of Runners’ article Off the back of the film ‘Town of Runners’ – …

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Town of Runners

To get you inspired for the Great Ethiopian Run, check out the feature length documentary ‘Town of Runners’, released in selected cinemas across the country from Friday April 20th. The film is about the runners from Bejoki, a highland town in Ethiopia that has produced some of the world’s greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, …

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Link Ethiopia has Olympic Fever!

Many schools have already taken part in a shared learning activity inspired by the upcoming London 2012 Olympics. Students in both the UK and Ethiopia told us their personal goals, such as becoming a lawyer or doctor. In secondary schools they also had to choose which Olympic value was most important to achieving that goal, for …

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Together We Learn - Ethiopia