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BBC Africa - Bekoji: Home of Ethiopia's Greatest Athletes | May 31, 2016

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1846 days ago, 19697 views
Bekoji, a small town in the highlands of Ethiopia, has produced some of the best runners in the world. The town of just under 20,000 people is the home of renowned athletes Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba and Fatuma Roba who were all discovered and trained by one man, coach Sentayehu Eshetu. The BBC's Emmanuel Igunza visited the town and went for a run with some upcoming athletes. | May 31, 2016

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commenter - 1841 days ago
Enter your comment temirat achiso
commenter - 1845 days ago
Not Only these few Athletics are there in Bekoji... there are many many many who can be winner for future, but the Gov'nmt didint focus on them because Bekoji is not found in Tigray...
commenter - 1846 days ago
BBC reporter Emmanuel Igunza, I like the way you have presented the news and visited the actual training place too. have it in touch bravo!!!!!
Why u did as they speak Amharic? I doubt your translator was Amharic speaker,it's had better of u use Afan oromo.
This is a reason that's why the ethiopian government undermining the largest oromo ethnic group by giving high opportunity for amharic speakers.
commenter - 1846 days ago
BERTU YE-HAGER LIJOCHE,IF YOU STAY AWAY FROM EVIL TIGRAY AGAMES YOU WILL BE FINE.
commenter - 1846 days ago
What wrong with u guys arsi or bekoji are a part of ethiopia stop been hard ahead.
commenter - 1846 days ago
not just Bekoji but also Arsi region. if we compare region by region, Arsi takes number one, Haile G/s, Kenenisa, Derartu, Fatima Roba, the famous Dibaba family, Gelete Burka, mestawet Tuffa, Aisha Gigi, Ayelech worku, Tesfaye Tola, werku Bikila, Merima Denboba, Dire Tune, all are from Arsi.
commenter - 1846 days ago
BBC Man what you talking about ? Derartu Tulu the first athlete from bekoji
commenter - 1846 days ago
Derartu Tulu was from that beloved small town.

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