Ring road relay

Addis Ababa Ring road RelayHere is the Marie Stopes team for the Olympic Day Ring Road Relay yesterday. Each team of 12 people ran a kilometre each on the newly built ring road, between Meganagna and Bole. It was an out-and-back route, so we got to see the elite athletes going past. Haile Gebrselassie presented the prizes at the finish.

I have to say it isn’t easy to run a kilometre anyway – it is a lung-busting, all out effort – but it is harder still with the heat and pollution of the Addis ring road.

And this is what power-athletes have for breakfast.

athletes\' power food

1 thought on “Ring road relay”

  1. Owen, did you hear that a few of us on the DFID team doing the run yesterday, got pretty hastled for wearing tibet-flags on our embassy of China sponsored t-shirts. Strong words from the Ethiopian police about not mixing sport and politics. Many of the ethiopian police seemed to know in advance what the Tibet flag looked like…

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