The Ordeal of Mamo Wolde



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Steve McDonald

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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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Anders Lustig

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[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
 
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Ozzie Gontang

Guest
In article <[email protected]>, Steve
McDonald <[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