Hawii is 14 at the start of the film, perhaps Sentayehu's most promising young athlete. Her mother owns a smallholding where Hawii sometimes works weeding and planting onions and potatoes.

One of a family of six, Hawii has two siblings who are also runners: her elder brother Alemayehu runs for a club in nearby Assela and her sister runs abroad.
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Hawii competes at 800m and 1500m. At 15, her personal best for the 1500m is 4min 51secs on a dirt track. In 2009 she qualified for the national youth games in Addis Ababa and came 5th in the 800m final, competing against many older girls. She is currently running for Asella club.

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