Ethiopians turn mental strength into gold
By Isa Omok
NAIROBI, Sept 28 - Mental strength, relaxed running and respect for women have allowed Ethiopia to surpass neighbours Kenya as the world's premier distance-running nation, leading manager Jos Hermens says.
Hermens, who manages almost all the top Ethiopian runners including multiple world and Olympic 10,000 metres champion Kenenisa Bekele, said Ethiopians had a relaxed style when racing while Kenyans looked tense.
"This is where Bekele beats (Kenya's 2003 world 5,000 ...
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