The only man to have ever run under 8 minutes for 2 miles rapidly disappeared from face of the sport.
He says cross-country is important for young runners.
It's all about discipline, commitment, and hard work.
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The Ethiopian champion says patience is key.
In the African nation, running is more of a social activity.
He may be the next Kenenisa Bekele.
He's nearly 40, but that doesn't mean the former marathon world record holder is finished with the sport.
He isn't ready to hang it up yet.