Alemi's father and mother are farmers, and the family live just outside Bekoji.

In order to train, Alemi, 15, lodges with Biruk's grandmother in Bekoji during the week. This way she can train with Coach Sentayehu each morning before school.
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She is the first girl in the family to take up athletics. Asked why she runs, she told us "I want a better life than my parents"

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