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The history of a city and the story of a race

1602? Course de L’Escalade? From a young age I was made aware of the running race staged though the cobbled streets of the Old City of Geneva, through the stories told by my uncle from his running exploits, but little did I know of what it stood for and what the celebration was all about. […]

Training with the Girls the Ethiopian Way

Don’t they say ‘train with the best to become the best’ (you can be)? It is no coincidence that the 5000m, 10000m and marathon were all won by Ethiopian women at the London 2012 Olympic Games and that just four months thereafter I returned to their wondrous country to begin the next Olympic cycle! Training […]

Great Ethiopian Run

What a day! I have witnessed the Great Ethiopian Run on three occasions now yet every time I am left amazed, inspired, speechless at the spectacle of Africa’s largest road race. A sea of colour, 40,000 runners in carnival atmosphere celebrating the joy of running as well as the strength and solidarity of the Ethiopian nation. This time […]