Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The father of Ethiopian distance running

(May 18, 2016, (BBC))--When it comes to distance running few can match the success of Ethiopia's runners. Tributes are being paid to one of those who played a key part in the huge number of medals won by the country's athletes.

Woldemeskel Kostre, who's died at the age of 69, coached the likes of Haile Gebrselassie, Keninisa Bekele and Deratu Tulu - all Olympic Champions.

Former British Marathon runner Richard Nerurkar also knew him well. He told Sport Today's John Bennett about his ten years living in Ethopia. Read more from BBC »

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