• Running on empty: the refugee who found a second home at Kent AC

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    Dame Dibaba talks about club running after his escape from prison in Ethiopia, the sea crossing from Libya, and the Calais camp known as the Jungle The current course record holder for the Beckenham parkrun looks stricken as he recalls the most challenging run of his life. It wasn't a timed 5K in the suburbs but a desperate, terrifying sprint, head down, heart pounding, through a maize field toward a perimeter fence, sick with dread that the armed guards will stop shouting and start shooting.
    That was more than two years ago, and since then, Dame Dibaba, a refugee from the Oromia region of...
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  • The world's smallest donkey is nine inches shorter than the current Guinness World Record holder

    The world's smallest donkey is nine inches shorter than the current Guinness World Record holder

    1 month ago - By Metro

    A tiny animal is believed to be the world's smallest donkey.
    American donkey Ottie is just 16 inches tall at eight months old - nine inches shorter than the current Guinness World Record holder.
    The miniatures donkey lives with his owner Cheryl Griffiths, 48, at her home in Sawtry, Cambridgeshire.
    Although he is fully grown, he's unable to take the official title until he is a year old.
    His owner says he makes a great pet and is small enough to walk around her house.
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