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Feyisa Lilesa: ‘I Am Not seeking Asylum In The US’

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Long-distance runner who won silver for Ethiopia at Olympic Games in Rio wants “superiority of one ethnic group to end”.

Washington, DC  When long-distance runners are in their stride, thoughts weave from pace and distance, to discomfort and the environment.

Feyisa Lilesha

Lilesa grew up running 7km to school and back in his home state of Oromia, the protest epicentre, and it is hard for him to forget where he came from.

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