We waited 18 years to set foot in Ethiopia but once we were here it was only a matter of hours before got to talk to the great Haile Gebrselassie. He held court with some studly friends from Eritrea, Stephen Kiprotich and Zersenay Tadesse. Thankfully, we didn't anger the Ethiopian military too much after a classic American tourist gaffe.
This week we tell you who had a good week: Shalane, Deena, Chanelle, Leo, Hawi, John Hayes, a 9.99 guy, and a few you haven't heard of, and who had a bad week: Oscar P and the sport of running. Plus some praise for Kim Collins, some free marathon training advice and a $3,000 challenge for Kara Goucher.
US Olympic 1,500m silver medallist Leo Manzano not only finally has a sponsor (Hoka One One) and a new agent (Merhawi Keflezighi), but he revealed today via teleconference he has a new coach- John Hayes. The US star can now focus on what he does best- race.