I love that they painted their phone numbers on their shirts, very cute.
Your comments about the children's race reminded me of a question I've had for a long time -- how does the Ethiopian developmental system differ from the Kenyan one?
It seems like half the time the Kenyans just decide to start training for distance running and get randomly discovered that way. Do Ethiopians have a youth system that actually feeds into the pros? What did say the Dibaba sisters do before they became internationally renowned?
Kenya clearly has a greater quantity of distance runners, yet the Ethiopians seem to have a similar or greater number at the very top of the sport.