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Town of Runners

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To get you inspired for the Great Ethiopian Run, check out the feature length documentary ‘Town of Runners’, released in selected cinemas across the country from Friday April 20th. The film is about the runners from Bejoki, a highland town in Ethiopia that has produced some of the world’s greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.   Following three young runners on their journey to global competitions, the film’s aim is to promote Bejoki and generate…

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Sports work in Gondar

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Our thanks go to Klaus Blessing and Marcus Scherer who recently worked with Link Ethiopia to construct robust sports equipment for schools in the Gondar region of Ethiopia. Our work with Klaus began in 2009 when he visited Ethiopia and saw the lack of sporting equipment for himself. We agreed to work together to try and improve this situation so that sporting opportunities for local young people can be maximised. We worked with Klaus and Marcus to organise a two-week…

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Link Ethiopia football team in the Gondar finals!

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Each summer, when the schools are closed, there’s a football tournament held in Gondar town. For the first time ever we have entered our own Link Ethiopia team, made up of 15 energetic under 13’s from some of our link schools. 31 other teams also joined the tournament and, after some serious training sessions, our Link Ethiopia sponsored team joined with their counterparts at the opening ceremony in Gondar’s Meskal Square in mid-July. Our team has been fortunate to have…

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