Interview

Exclusive Interview with Ethiopian Marathon Runner in Exile, Feyisa Lilesa

Rio 2016 silver medalist and Ethiopian marathon runner, Feyisa Lilesa, speaks with Okayafrica on his political exile.

As he enters the ballroom of a tiny Washington hotel with his wrists crossed in an “X,” Feyisa Lilesa, Ethiopian marathon runner, Olympic silver medalist, and now, political exile, is welcomed with a burst of applause from Ethiopians present.

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