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Watch Ethiopian Women Race for Extra Than a Trophy in ‘Bekoji 100’ – iRunFar


Reporting from the end line of Ethiopia’s Bekoji 100 Relay in 2019, iRunFar’s Meghan Hicks mirrored that the race’s 13.5 hours concurrently felt “like a lifetime and no time.”

How may that be? Hicks pointed to race organizer Women Gotta Run to elucidate the feeling.

The nonprofit’s central purpose is to raise Ethiopian women from poverty and baby marriage into academic alternatives and impartial grownup lives. It’s doing that by working — and now, by a current movie about its keystone race undertaking.

A scene from short film "Bekoji 100."

A scene from the brief movie “Bekoji 100.” Photograph: Women Gotta Run

Merely titled “Bekoji 100,” the brief movie highlights Desta and Zabu, two younger ladies from the world. Competing with assist from Women Gotta Run, they embark on the first-ever 100-mile relay race throughout Ethiopia. Working alongside their teammates and worldwide athletes alike, the 2 athletes define their athletic ambitions and share the trials they face of their society.

Women Gotta Run scholar Desta calms herself with a brief prayer earlier than working her relay leg. Photograph: iRunFar/Meghan Hicks

Austin, Texas’s worldwide working expo, The Working Occasion, featured “Bekoji 100” as a part of its movie pageant earlier this month, in December 2022. In case you missed that screening, there’s just one place to observe it now: on Women Gotta Run’s web site.

“When [the Foundation’s athletes] run collectively, they notice they’re all one, we’re one,” the movie voiceover begins.

If that sensation strikes a chord with you, you’re in for a deal with. This video will hit you proper within the feels.

And should you’d wish to be taught extra about Women Gotta Run’s work in Ethiopia and the Bekoji 100 Relay, learn iRunFar’s in-depth protection.




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