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Ethiopians in Boston closely follow Gebre Gebremariam

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04/14/13

  09:00:44 pm, by admin, 148 words  
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Ethiopians in Boston closely follow Gebre Gebremariam


"Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa wins men's division of Boston Marathon. Kenya's Rita Jeptoo is women's winner." -- CNN

Ethiopians in Boston closely follow Gebre Gebremariam

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Boston Globe

Ethiopian celebrities don’t come much bigger than marathoner Gebre Gebremariam. This much is clear when he enters the Addis Red Sea restaurant.

The South End eatery serves traditional Ethiopian fare and draws diners who want a taste of home.

A couple of starstruck waitresses tentatively approach Gebremariam and say, “Selam,” hello in Amharic. At the far end of the main dining room, a group of Ethiopian coffee promoters recently arrived from the capital Addis Ababa spot Gebremariam and shout the same greeting. Before the night is over, the waitresses, the coffee promoters, and a handful of other patrons will pose for pictures with Gebremariam and wish him good luck in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

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Comment from: addiszemen [Member]  

I’m glad you went easy on that injera be qey wot, Gebre. It wouldn’t be good for tomorrow’s Marathon.
Good luck! We need to claim the Boston city Marathon victory from the Kenyans!

04/14/13 @ 21:24
Comment from: moges123 [Member]  
moges123

I wish him good luck. Hey guys…the athlete well cited some of the impacts of Ethiopians ‘food. For some unknown reasons, Ethiopians made food have its own impact on everyone. It becomes common to hear people complaint against Ethiopians made food. Hey guys, expertise on this matter clarify what makes the food become unfit for so many people.

04/14/13 @ 22:04
Comment from: nyc [Visitor]
nyc

glad to see him when he won nyc marathon and took a pic with him
he was brave andhe made us proud omg i remeber kenyans were 2nd

04/15/13 @ 12:51
Comment from: Mareg G. [Visitor]
Mareg G.

Moges, I do not know where you get your info or what resources you used to make the above statement. ON the contrary, Ethiopian dish ( especially the vegan dishes ) are widely accepted and is becoming very popular among lots of foreigners and I witness it everyday where I live.And the sole reason is it is considered highly healthy and good for your system. If you mean us Ethiopians, I don’t see any thing wrong with our food besides for the ones that eat mainly the meat based dishes and that’s the product of foreign meat suppliers and their genetically modified meat that has lots of side effect than one can imagine…

04/15/13 @ 13:07
Comment from: kul [Visitor]
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kul

And the winner is…. Lelisa Desisa!!!!

04/15/13 @ 15:19
Comment from: selamlehulu [Visitor]
selamlehulu

Sad that something tragic like this should transpire at a sports event! Sport should be a common denominator that would bring people together.
Glad Lelisa Desisa won!Now you can have all the injera you wish till the next meet! I hope all the athletes are safe.
My prayers are with the victims and their families. God Bless you and God Bless the US!

04/15/13 @ 17:27
Comment from: Mimmi [Visitor]
Mimmi

What is this Gebre Gebremariam blubbering to confuse issues when the winner is Lelisa Desisa?

04/15/13 @ 17:51
Comment from: Garo [Visitor]
Garo

Go Lelisa Go. In the tradition of Abebe Bikila.

04/16/13 @ 13:07

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