Sunday, August 17, 2008

Ethiopian Kenenissa 10,000 meters race

BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Defending champion Ethiopia's Kenenisa Bekele retained his Olympic title in the African-dominated men's 10,000 meters race at the Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday.

Bekele, the reigning world record holder, clocked 27 minutes and 1.17 seconds to refresh the Olympic record created by himself at the Athens Games four years ago.

The 26-year-old distance runner has become the sixth who has won back-to-back Olympic titles in the men's longest track race with a best result of 26:25.97 this season.
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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Tirunesh Dibaba wins 10,000m gold

'Ethiopia’s 10,000 metres world champion Tirunesh Dibaba added to her collection the only medal that was missing – the Olympic 10,000 metres title – by winning Africa’s first gold of the Beijing Olympics in an African and Olympic record time at the Beijing National Olympic Stadium.' read more

Friday, August 15, 2008

Africa's unique cultures, ancient faith coexist in Ethiopia

By ERIK HEINRICH / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News

".....Thanks to its location in Ethiopia's southern lowlands near the borders of Sudan and Kenya, the Lower Omo Valley, named after the majestic Omo River running through it, has perhaps Africa's highest concentration of strangely beautiful microcultures, including Bume, Karo and Konso and Hamar..... "Read more