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I wanted to experience New York, to look up and see buildings.
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I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people's eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia.

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First, do enough training. Then believe in yourself and say: I can do it. Tomorrow is my day. And then say: the person in front of me, he is just a human being as well; he has two legs, I have two legs, that is all. That is mentally how you prepare.

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You need three things to win: discipline, hard work and, before everything maybe, commitment. No one will make it without those three. Sport teaches you that.

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In the rainy season, sometimes to get to the first lesson we had to run really quick, because we had to cross the river to school and we'd have to go up and down the bank to find a place to cross because there is no bridge.

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If your body is damaged, wounded, it can be fixed, but if inside, mentally, you are wounded you cannot fix it, it's hard.

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I'm never satisfied.

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In my life I do a lot of things but I never forget my training.

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When you promise something, you must fulfill it.

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Life is a kind of struggle. Life is a sort of fight.

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Always, if you win mentally, you can win physically as well.

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Eradicate poverty. This is all that matters in my country. When I am out training I think about this a lot; when I am running it is going over in my mind. As a country we cannot move forward until we eradicate poverty.

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Age for me is just a number.

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Like some high official, you have to tell your brain: 'Do it. Come on. I have to do it.'

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Schooling is so important.

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If I don't train enough, of course I'm nervous.

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Why should I say I will retire in three or four years? You retire the very moment you utter those words.

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What is important is to win.

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Athletics is in my blood.

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I find the business world hard.

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I want to go down in history.

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This hand is not very active always, because it was in this hand that I carried my books. My carrying hand was always my strongest. Now I think my other hand has developed more muscles from signing all those autographs.

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I know what I want when I start a marathon: to win! But what do you want? Make sure you're clear in advance and don't go out too fast.

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Being a great athlete is something that requires a lot of training and dedication, it does not come as easily as some people may think.

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Considering that the race is star-studded no runner will be willing to set the pace for the others. This is why a record will be almost impossible.

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