Monthly Archives: June 1999

Asrat Woldeyes: an extraordary life

By Jonathan Steele I WAS LYING gravely ill in the flat of a Royal Air Force doctor in Addis Ababa when I first heard someone mention the name of Asrat Woldeyes, or simply Asrat as he was always known. Even in my semi-comatose state, the awe with which his name was used got through to […]

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Going the Distance: The Haile Gebreselassie story

By Lee Nichols Ten thousand meters is a pretty long distance to run (6.2 miles, for us Americans). But it’s nothing compared to the distance, both figurative and literal, that separates the lives of Haile Gebreselassie and Leslie Woodhead. The former is, quite simply, the greatest long-distance runner in history. Standing at only 5’3″, Gebreselassie […]

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