Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Eat Like an Ethiopian, Run Like an Ethiopian.

I just recently ordered (thank you, Scott) a 24-ounce bag of Teff. Whole Grain Teff is the smallest grain in the world. Due to it's size the nutrients are highly concentrated. For centuries, it has been the food of choice for Highland Ethiopians, and a majority of runners in that region too. w The box arrived at my office today, with a hand-written note that said,

"Eat like an Ethiopian. Run like an Ethiopian."

Pretty funny.

So.....
Does this mean I might someday be included in this list?

Running: (taken from www.runningtimes.com )
Men's World Ranking (as of 6/8/2008)
1 Micah Kogo (KEN)
2 Zerisenay Tadese (ERI)
3 Patrick Makau (KEN)
4 Gideon Ngatuni (KEN)
5 Moses Masai (KEN)
6 Martin Lel (KEN)
7 Samuel Wanjiru (KEN)
8 Edwin Soi (KEN)
9 Moses Kipsiro (UGA)
10 Leonard Komon (KEN)
11 Ridouane Harouffi (MAR)
12 Dennis Ndiso (KEN)
13 Bernard Kiprop (KEN)
14 Josphat Muchiri (KEN)
15 Tsegay Kebede (ETH)
16 Haile Gebreselasie (ETH)
17 Silas Kipruto (KEN)
18 Maregu Zewdie (ETH)
19 Deribe Mergia (ETH)
20 Josphat Menjo (KEN)
21 Sergey Lebed (UKR)
22 John Kariuki II (KEN)
23 Dieudonné Disi (RWA)
24 Kiplimo Kimutai (KEN)
25 Mohammed Farah (ENG)
26 Stephen Kibiwott (KEN)
27 Moses Mosop (KEN)
28 G√ľnter Weidlinger (AUT)
29 Tadesse Tola (ETH)
30 Moses Kigen (KEN)
31 John Korir (KEN)
32 Robert "K" Cheruiyot (KEN)
33 Girma Assefa (ETH)
34 Hassan Mubarak Shami (QAT)
35 Silas Sang (KEN)
36 Dickson Marwa (TAN)
37 Wilson Kiprop (KEN)
38 Joseph Maregu (KEN)
39 Eshetu Wondimu (ETH)
40 Habtamu Fikadu (ETH)
41 Fabiano Joseph (TAN)
42 Wilson Chebet (KEN)
43 Denisew Tsega (ETH)
44 Richard Kiplagat (KEN)
45 David Kipkorir (KEN)
46 John C Korir (KEN)
47 Philimon Kisang (KEN)
48 Patrick Ivuti (KEN)
49 Abraham Chebii (KEN)
50 Jonathan Kosgei (KEN)
51 Rui Manuel Silva (POR)
52 Tilahun Regassa (ETH)
53 William Kipsang (KEN)
54 Tolossa Chengere (ETH)
55 Harun Njoroge (KEN)
56 Marilson Gomes (BRA)
57 Sammy Korir (KEN)
58 Robert Letting (KEN)
59 Nicholas Koech (KEN)
60 Martin Irungu (KEN)
61 Jose Manuel Martinez (ESP)
62 Gudisa Shentama (ETH)
63 Charles Kamathi (KEN)
64 Tessema Absher (ETH)
65 Wilfred Kigen (KEN)
66 Samuel Karanja (KEN)
67 Boniface Kiprop (UGA)
68 Abel Kirui (KEN)
69 Abdihakim Abdirahman (USA)
70 Andrew Carlson (USA)
71 Isaac Macharia (KEN)
72 Isaac Tanui (KEN)
73 Festus Kioko (KEN)
74 Jorge Torres (USA)
75 Wilson Chemweno (KEN)
76 Duncan Kibet (KEN)
77 Moses Kimeli (KEN)
78 Jonathan Kiptoo (KEN)
79 Yonas Kifle (ERI)
80 Alan Ndegwa (KEN)
81 David Ngeny (KEN)
82 John Itati (KEN)
83 Abderrahim Goumri (MAR)
84 Sammy Kitwara (KEN)
85 Alemayehu Bezabeh (ETH)
86 Wilson Kebenei (KEN)
87 Abderrahim Bouramdhane (MAR)
88 Julius Kiptoo (KEN)
89 Robert Kipchumba (KEN)
90 Stefano Baldini (ITA)
91 Macdonald Ondara (KEN)
92 Joel Kimurer (KEN)
93 Philip Kimutai (KEN)
94 Samuel Ndereba (KEN)
95 Joseph Ebuya (KEN)
96 Daniel Rono (KEN)
97 Jacob Kipchumba (KEN)
98 James Carney (USA)
99 Peter Korir (KEN)
100 Wilson Busienei (UGA)

Definitely not.
But if it helps me to shave off a few more seconds per mile, then just call me the Teffinator.

1 comment:

DGA said...

That's amazing! The Ethiopians invented Teflon? I don't think that eating that material is going to make you run faster, unless you fry some greasy food in it and eat it.

And, for all intended purposes you forgot to include in your list the following names:
Casi Sekaga
Mucho Hueso Pauno
Moses Patalargai
Patrick Semea

And that's all folks!