1 November 2018 – Africa Dot Com’s listing of the 10 best ever African female athletes includes 3 Ethiopians – Meseret Defar (ETH), Derartu Tulu (ETH), Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH), Maria Lourdes Mutola (MOZ), Kirsty Leigh Coventry (ZIM), Françoise Mbango (CAM), Caster Semenya (RSA), Isabelle Sambou (SEN), Nawal El Moutawakel (MOR), Portia Modise (RSA).
25 October 2018 – Throwback: d’you recognise Rui from our promo video? Having breakfast the Ethio-athlete way. Injera ferfer, chechebsa, biscuits, coffee and avo-nana juice. Almost zero fat + plenty of carb + plenty of protein.
19 October 2018 – Visa-free entry to Ethiopia for all Africans beginning very shortly! A huge step forward for the country’s business, tourism, airline and continental relations. Positive ramifications for travelling athletes also inevitable.
17 October 2018 – Ethiopian athletes don’t generally make a habit of fried anything, but we couldn’t avoid a cluck-cluck chuckle at this yesterday (on World Food Day).
15 October 2018 – British Sikh Fauja Singh is the first known centenarian marathoner. Born in 1911, he ran the 2011 Toronto Waterfront Marathon in 8:11:06. Fauja is vegetarian – ‘My diet is phulka, dal, green vegetables, yogurt, milk, lots of water and tea with ginger. I don’t touch fried food.’ On the marathon: ‘The first 20 miles aren’t difficult. As for the last 6 miles, I run while talking to God.’
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