Mille Wolde is the 2000 Sydney gold medalist in the 5000m. He now lives in Metro NYC and is a fine coach. Jeff Benjamin reached out to Mille in this time of challenge.
Olympic Gold Medalist Mille Wolde (Left) with the members of the Holy Child HS XC Team At Van Cortlandt Park, photo by Jeff Benjamin
Mille Wolde takes 5000m gold in Sydney, photo by Getty Images / World Athletics
Jeff Benjamin, Mille Wolde, photo by Jeff Benjamin
Awaiting The Baton In The Relay Exchange Zone – Profiles Of Athletes, Coaches & Legends During The War Against Corona
Profile # 13
OLYMPIC Gold Medalist & World Champion Mille Wolde
By Jeff Benjamin
1) How is your daily training routine doing and how challenging has it been for you in this environment?
“As you know, we are in such difficult time and in a new normal. So, training won’t be as usual. I am using simple exercise at home. I am sharing video of simple exercises recorded from home that can be used by youth and high school students.”
2) What advice can you give to runners, -especially youth, high school, collegiate- who are challenged during this time as well.
“Please do not shake hands and wash them frequently. Practice social distancing. Stay home, stay safe, stay healthy and stay positive. We are in this together and we should be fighting it together. We are going to get through this.”
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