Did anyone see this? Does anyone know how much of a role he had in coaching the Ethiopian greats. Was he actually their coach coach or more like the head of the team at Worlds/Olympics. Check out what the IAAF said about him.
"The IAAF is very sad to learn of the death of the renowned distance running coach Dr Woldemeskel Kostre, the recipient of the 2006 IAAF Coaches' Award, who died in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa at the age of 69 early on Monday (16)."
"Kostre was considered by many to be the architect of Ethiopiaâ€™s phenomenal success at longer distances from the mid-1980s onwards"
"Runners he coached included Olympic champions Haile Gebreelassie, Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, Haile Gebrselassie and Derartu Tulu."