Monday, April 20, 2009


RUNNING TIMES. “I woke up before 6:00 a.m. for training and could not ask someone in the house to make me breakfast because it was too early and I could not wake them up,” he recalls. “I would go to training on an empty stomach, then train hard, and go to school for the whole day without eating. I would then go to the farm to tend to the cattle and might not eat until later in the evening. I tried to go to school, but I could not. It became a choice between training and school and I chose training.”

“That is the main reason why I decide to switch to road running and the marathon,” he says. “I had a very difficult childhood, and I knew that the only way I could become a good runner was to first earn enough money to feed myself properly.”...

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