Thursday, July 11, 2013

Athlete Gebresselse , is to run for presidency even against the will of his wife


The "big mistake" would be to stay out of politics and miss the chance to do something to help, the famous runner said. "We are here in our country, Ethiopia. And as long as we live here, we should play our part. We have to sort (out) any problems we have," Gebrselassie said.
The 40-year-old is used to breaking barriers, having set over two dozen world records in distances ranging from 5,000 meters to the marathon. He said he will run for a seat in parliament as an independent candidate in 2015, a big deal in Ethiopia where there is just one opposition member in parliament.The next presidential election in September is probably "too soon," but he said he was considering a future run for that largely ceremonial post so he could use it to unite and promote his East African country.  Read  more...

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