The Ordeal of Mamo Wolde

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by Steve McDonald, Feb 4, 2004.

  1. This featured article by Kenny Moore on the website of the Honolulu Marathon, tells a largely
    unknown and moving story of one of the great distance runners of a few decades past.

    http://www.honolulumarathon.org/mamo_wolde_story.html

    Jere Van Dyk, a former top runner for the Univ. of Oregon, is mentioned as one of the main
    advocates for Wolde in his persecution. Jere was given a long interview last night on the CBS-
    TV overnight news, in his role as a CBS consultant and an expert on the Middle East. He lived
    as a member of an Afghan tribe for two years and wrote a book about it, that gained him a
    Pulitzer Prize nomination. He worked previously for many years as a NY Times reporter. A rare
    and pleasing example of a runner who turned out to be good for something else.

    Steve McDonald
     
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  3. [email protected] (Steve McDonald) wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...

    > This featured article by Kenny Moore on the website of the Honolulu Marathon, tells a largely
    > unknown and moving story of one of the great distance runners of a few decades past.

    Well, largely unknown, or not.

    > http://www.honolulumarathon.org/mamo_wolde_story.html

    For further reading, a 2002 interview with Mamo Wolde:
    http://www.runningtimes.com/issues/02sep/wolde.htm and a 1999 article by van Dyk about his plight:
    http://www.ultramarathonworld.com/uw_archive/n24au00c.html

    Anders
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, Steve
    McDonald <big[email protected]> wrote:

    > This featured article by Kenny Moore on the website of the Honolulu Marathon, tells a largely
    > unknown and moving story of one of the great distance runners of a few decades past.
    >
    > http://www.honolulumarathon.org/mamo_wolde_story.html
    >
    > Jere Van Dyk, a former top runner for the Univ. of Oregon, is mentioned as one of the main
    > advocates for Wolde in his persecution. Jere was given a long interview last night on the CBS-
    > TV overnight news, in his role as a CBS consultant and an expert on the Middle East. He lived
    > as a member of an Afghan tribe for two years and wrote a book about it, that gained him a
    > Pulitzer Prize nomination. He worked previously for many years as a NY Times reporter. A rare
    > and pleasing example of a runner who turned out to be good for something else.
    >
    > Steve McDonald

    Steve,

    Thanks for the pointer to the Mamo Wolde story. Much appreciated.

    Ozzie Gontang
     
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