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Running Is A Way Of Life | Interview with Jerry Rothwell, director of Town of Runners

Running Is A Way Of Life | Interview with Jerry Rothwell, director of Town of Runners | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
TFF Alum Jerry Rothwell's new documentary, Town of Runners, takes audiences into the lives of three young Ethiopians who dream of becoming professional runners.
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Review: Town of Runners | DocGeeks

Review: Town of Runners | DocGeeks | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
Documentaries are meant to capture reality and Town of Runners does just that. Filmmaker Jerry Rothwell follows the lives of two aspiring Olympians in Be...
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The fastest place on Earth – in pictures

The fastest place on Earth – in pictures | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
One tiny town in Ethiopia is home to some of the world's greatest runners – and one man has trained them all.
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Town of Runners: Going For Gold

Bekoji, in the Ethiopian highlands has produced some of the world’s greatest long-distance runners and clocked up some serious Olympic hardware. Tirunesh Dibaba (double gold, Beijing 2008), world record holder Kenenisa Bekele (gold, Athens and Beijing) and Derartu Tulu (gold, Barcelona and Sydney) all hail from this town in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, as do Fatuma Roba (gold, Atlanta) and Ejegayehu Dibaba (silver, Athens).

 

Town of Runners, a moving and insightful new documentary by award-winning filmmaker Jerry Rothwell, follows the stories of Hawii and Alemi as they train around the clock, trying to add their names to Bekoji’s roll of fame.

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5th World Conference on Women and Sport calls for more female leaders : International Platform on Sport and Development

5th World Conference on Women and Sport calls for more female leaders : International Platform on Sport and Development | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
The Platform provides a hub for sharing knowledge, building good practice, facilitating coordination and fostering partnerships between and within different stakeholder groups with an interest in the field of Sport and Development.
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BBC Sport - London 2012: Derek Redmond on his iconic Olympic moment in 1992

BBC Sport - London 2012: Derek Redmond on his iconic Olympic moment in 1992 | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

Ex-British 400m record holder Derek Redmond on his iconic Olympic moment in 1992....

 

Barcelona 1992 was my second Olympic Games and, after the injury disappointment I faced in Seoul in 1988, I was determined to get it right.

 

In Seoul I was never settled in the hotel or the country and it totally affected my preparations. Every athlete is different but the time difference, the food, the noise, it all played its part to unsettle me.

 

Then I had to withdraw with an Achilles injury.

 

I remember when the closing ceremony was taking place I stayed in my hotel room on my own; I didn't even watch. I never felt part of it or like I deserved to be there.


So I was determined to be a part of it in Barcelona four years later. I flew out to our base a week before everyone else, got settled into the hotel and felt good from day one....

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BBC Sport - Athletics - Kenenisa Bekele answers your questions

BBC Sport - Athletics - Kenenisa Bekele answers your questions | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
Distance running star Kenenisa Bekele faces your queries...
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Fauja Singh has done it! - The Times of India

Fauja Singh has done it! - The Times of India | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
Fauja Singh, who became the oldest person to complete a full marathon (42 km) in Toronto at the age of 100, crossed the finish line after more than 8 hours.
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Drama of Western States 100 ultramarathon caught on film in documentary - Kansas City Star

Drama of Western States 100 ultramarathon caught on film in documentaryKansas City StarSo when Reno, Nev., documentarian JB Benna ambitiously sought to capture the feeling of what it takes to win the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run arguably ...

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iaaf.org - Bekele and Gigi lead Ethiopian sweep in Florence

iaaf.org - Bekele and Gigi lead Ethiopian sweep in Florence | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
27 November 2011 – Florence, Italy - Ethiopia claimed a winning sweep at the 28th Florence Marathon in both men’s and women’s races thanks to Berga Birhanu Bekele who crossed the finish line first in 2:09:52 ahead of Gela Hailu Seifu (2:10:17) and...
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Running USA wire 95, November 20, 2011 | Running USA

Running USA wire 95, November 20, 2011 | Running USA | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

MONTEREY, California - One of the strongest fields of elite runners ever assembled for a half-marathon in the Western U.S. faced off Sunday morning in an exciting match-up at the Big Sur Half Marathon on Monterey Bay. Ethiopian Ezkyas Sisay sprinted ahead of runner-up Josphat Boit (Kenya) to win by two seconds at 1 hour, 3 minutes, 48 seconds. Fellow Kenyan Benson Cheruiyot was a close third at 1:03:53.

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Knitted Olympic stars - in pictures

Knitted Olympic stars - in pictures | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
A new book allows you to knit your own Olympian. But how closely do the knitted characters resemble the real sporting heroes?
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The Future is Now: Geoffrey Mutai Smashes Course Record, Dado Outlasts Deba in Dual PR Performances at 2011 ING NYCM, by Jon Gugala, note by Larry Eder - RunBlogRun

The Future is Now: Geoffrey Mutai Smashes Course Record, Dado Outlasts Deba in Dual PR Performances at 2011 ING NYCM, by Jon Gugala, note by Larry Eder - RunBlogRun | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

The men's marathon has been redefined in 2011, and New York City was no exception. The other four World Marathon Majors races, which include London and Boston in the spring and Berlin and Chicago in the fall, have had their course records broken in quick succession this year. In New York, the fifth and final race in the series, the stage was set for perfection. With arguably the race's strongest men's field ever assembled, Geoffrey Mutai smashed New York's course record by over two minutes, and second and third places were all under the previous best. The 2011 New York City marathon has confirmed that a new era of marathoning is here.

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Town of Runners film review | Lemn Sissay

Official Olympic poet for London 2012 shares his thoughts on Town of Runners...

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Town of Runners

Town of Runners | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

This is an immensely moving and deft documentary focusing on the remarkable Ethiopian town of Bekoji....

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The Ethiopian town that's home to the world's greatest runners

The Ethiopian town that's home to the world's greatest runners | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
What do Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, Derartu Tulu and Fatuma Roba have in common, apart from being Olympic gold medallists?
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Town Of Runners Review

Town Of Runners Review | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

Town of Runners Review: Ethiopian village Bekoji has produced more Olympic medallists than most countries.... 

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Olympic running great Kenenisa Bekele provisionally suspended by Ethiopian federation

Olympic running great Kenenisa Bekele provisionally suspended by Ethiopian federation | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS — Olympic distance-running great Kenenisa Bekele has been suspended by the Ethiopian federation for not reporting to a training camp in a move that could affect whether he competes at the London Games.
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Science of Running: Kenenisa Bekele's workout: How do we get there?

Science of Running: Kenenisa Bekele's workout: How do we get there? | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

Here’s a selected workout that Kenenisa Bekele did around 10 days before his 2007 10k world championship win, the same race which I wrote about on an earlier blog. 16x (400 in 52-54, rest, 200 in 24-25) w/ 90sec-2min rest b/w everything
Is this some magical workout that we all should copy? No. The point of this post isn’t to talk about some amazing workout and how it did X or Y. In all honesty, one workout tells very little. Instead of marveling over the workout, I’d like to pose the question: How does one get to where they can run workouts such as the above?

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Haile Gebrselassie and International Inspiration – a winning combination revisited! | London 2012

Haile Gebrselassie and International Inspiration – a winning combination revisited! | London 2012 | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

Former British Ambassador to Ethiopia races Haile Gebrselassie for international development......

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How do you become the best distance runner in the world? - Channel 4 News

How do you become the best distance runner in the world? - Channel 4 News | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
Moving to Oregon, sleeping in an air-thinning tent, and training come what may. Sports Reporter Keme Nzerem meets Mo Farah on his quest for distance running world domination.
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Tough Mudder: The Next Big Thing

Tough Mudder: The Next Big Thing | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it

There is a phenomenon happening, nationwide. It combines 10 to 12 miles of trail running with 25 obstacles that have names like "Chernobyl Jacuzzi" (swimming through a dumpster full of ice water), "Electroshock Therapy" (running through a field of live wires, some which carry 10,000 volts of electricity), and "Boa Constrictor" (crawling through a series of tunnels, again, in freezing water). And it's not a race. Nobody wins.

 

Tough Mudder was born in the mind of ex-counter-terrorism specialist for the UK, Will Dean. He was told that, because the event wouldn't be competitive, it wouldn't work. Dean and partner Guy Livingstone decided to put on an event anyway, just to see. With an $8,000 budget, the first Tough Mudder event took place in Allentown, Pennsylvania, in May of 2010. Dean and Livingstone expected 500 participants. They got 5,000.

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iaaf.org - Geremew, Afework take surprise Great Ethiopian Run 10km victories

iaaf.org - Geremew, Afework take surprise Great Ethiopian Run 10km victories | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
27 November 2011 – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Mesenet Geremew and Abebech Afework were the deserved winners of the men’s and women’s races respectively in the 2011 CBE Great Ethiopian Run 10km road race in the Ethiopian capital on Sunday (27).
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Leonard Komon sets WR 10k: 26'44" at Singelloop Utrecht

Leonard Komon gets hugged and interviewed..... From September 2010

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Marathon Brain Strikes Again | RW Daily

Marathon Brain Strikes Again | RW Daily | Ethiopian Running News | Scoop.it
News, views, rants, raves, and other bits of running-related nonsense—some of it useful—from the editors of Runner\'s World. Updated every weekday.
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