Town of Runners | A distanced and subtle observation of young runners in the Ethiopian highland town of Bekoji, famed for producing some of the worlds greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. Director Jerry Rothwell follows two young girls, Hawi and Alemi, as they vie to follow in the footsteps of the Bekoji greats. Guided by Sentayhu Eshetu, the towns talent spotter and coach, the girls are driven by desire and aspiration ...
Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from Bekoji - an Ethiopian highland town which has produced some of the world's greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu.
Genzebe Dibaba (born February 8, 1991 in Bekoji) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. She is the sister of 3 times Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba and Olympic silver medallist Ejegayehu Dibaba, and the cousin of former Olympic champion Derartu Tulu
The Ethiopian town that's home to the world's greatest runners
The Ethiopian town that's home to the world's greatest runners! What do Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, Derartu Tulu and Fatuma Roba have in common, apart from being Olympic gold medal-winning runners? They all come from Bekoji in Ethiopia – and they were all trained by one man.
Tirunesh Dibaba Photos Photos: IAAF Centenary Gala Show