On a cold and wet morning in the lush green hills high above Addis Ababa, Ethiopian track star Kenenisa Bekele circles a brick red track, slowly, steadily rebuilding his strength.
Ethiopian running greats Kenenisa Bekele (L) and his brother Tariku train at Kenenisa camp in Sululta, outside the capital Addis Ababa, on September 1, 2013. Kenenisa, the world-record holder in 5,000 and 10,000m and triple Olympic champion, who has suffered from a calf injury for three years, is running at the centre he opened late last year to improve training conditions for local runners.
His muscular legs hit the ground in a quick rhythm. The only noise in the serene silence is his breath, piercing through the thin air 2,700 metres (9,000 feet) above sea level.
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