Feyisa Lilesa continues to protest home government, this time at NYC Half

March 19th, 2017 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa won the United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday and, once again, performed a protest against his home government at the finish.


VIDEO: Toronto Waterfront Half winner protests in support of Oromo people

October 16th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Running videos | No Comments »

Ethiopian Kindi Asefa won the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Half-Marathon on Sunday and performed a political protest as he crossed the finish line.


Winner of Mississauga CanKen 5K race protests in support of Ethiopia’s Oromo people

September 19th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Runs & Races | No Comments »

Ethiopia’s Hajin Tola won the inaugural CanKen 5K road race in Mississauga, Ont. on Sunday and performed a political protest by crossing his wrists to form an “X.” (Photo: Happy Films Photography.)


Paralympic T13 1,500m silver medallist protests Ethiopian government

September 13th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in Racing, Running videos | No Comments »

Ethiopia’s Tamiru Demisse crossed his arms in an anti-government protest at the end of the T13 visually impaired 1,500m at the Paralympics.


Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa lands in the U.S. after staging political protest in Rio

September 10th, 2016 by Tim Huebsch | Posted in The Scene | No Comments »

Ethiopian Feyisa Lilesa has arrived in the United States after staging an anti-government protest during the Olympics putting his life at risk.