El Keniano wrote:
Brace yourselves, the invasion of white runners in Iten could be coming.
I fear that would not be good for Iten as it's just a village that can't absorb such a flood. Why don't they spread themselves around? Addis Ababa, where most Ethiopian elites are based, is a city of 4 million with all the conveniences and amenities. I bet there similar stories of westerners training in Ethiopia that should be given the same publicity.
I fear what would happen is that Iten is overrun by a bunch of trendy originality seekers looking for a rustic and thrilling cultural experience, rather than runners decidicated to the pursuit. They could stuff up the accommodations and raise the price of everything. I don't know, I have seen places transformed from dusty backwater to tourist trap, and it doesn't always work out for the best.