"The runner @kenenisabekele prayed with his wife, Danawit Gebregziabher, and their children, Elnata, Elsama and Wgus, in Addis Ababa, #Ethiopia. Some Ethiopian runners have a distrust for physiotherapists, stemming in part from beliefs in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. A few athletes carry protective amulets and sprinkle holy water into their workout bags, fearing that competitors could put a hex on them. This subject had been one of intense discussion between @kenenisabekele and Yannis Pitsiladis, a scientist who enlisted the 11-time world cross-country champion to help him understand what it might take for a distance runner to break the 2-hour marathon barrier. Visit the link in our profile to read about Yanni's quest and to see more photos by @urielsinai. #nytweekender" By nytimes on Instagram.
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