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Federer in Ethiopia

"We know he's as famous as our famous runners like Kenenisa Bekele," she said referring to the twice Olympic 10,000 meters champion. "But I think Ethiopians can beat him at running."

Federer, who was to run against the school's best athletes, agreed saying: "I'm in a lot of trouble."

The race kicked off, with the Swiss immediately humbled as the Ethiopian children, who live at high altitude, overtook him en masse, a goat leading the field for the first 500 meters. Federer finished near the back of the field.

"I've always had massive respect for long distance sports," he said. "The terrain was so dangerous and they ran barefoot. It was impressive to say the least."

The children, too, were confused by a man more used to split-second exertion.

"How old are you?" one girl said. Super-fit Federer, 28, asked her to guess.

"I don't know about white people," she said, shyly. "45?"

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Re: Federer in Ethiopia

Nice from Fed

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Re: Federer in Ethiopia

ATPWorldTour.com showing a video what he did, plus a couple more interviews in English:

http://www.atpworldtour.com/Tennis/M...pia-Visit.aspx

http://videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=a6...ehnlichevideos

http://videoportal.sf.tv/video?id=49...6-4adf56d8926b

Another video in French (has more details and shows the race):

http://www.tsr.ch/tsr/index.html?sit...5;vid=11803183

And a couple more pics:




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Those are the things why I love Roger...



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Re: Federer in Ethiopia

Not sure what he means by this, but if genuine then it is a good thing to do.

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In fact, he may be the one poster here who fails more than you do. Maybe we should all keep that in mind: there is bigger fail than Word Life/Danger Ehren...and its name is Glenn
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about the Federer Will Fall thread:
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Best damn thread I've ever read on MTF. You should be awarded for being a visionary. Some of us out here noticed it and appreciated it.
Federer will fall
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That is so nice, GOAT.

He looks awesome in green.
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its good that he gives back and help others
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