Many people know that Ethiopia is poor. When I break a world record, maybe people get to know something else about Ethiopia, something good. We can't make planes or cars, we don't have the materials. We do what we can.
You know the marathon in my country is just exceptional. It's like soccer in England. If England win the world cup and Ethiopia win the marathon - it's the same.
When I run in Ethiopia, I look out and see eucalyptus trees and rivers.
I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people's eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia.
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