Gudaf Tsegay: ‘How the war in Tigray disrupted my world record attempt’

Gudaf Tsegay has just been crowned as a world champion again after winning the 10,000m at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest.

It follows victory in the 5000m at last year’s championships – but her career has previously been disrupted by the civil war in Ethiopia.

She is originally from the Tigray region, but is currently based in Addis Ababa where she trains.

Gudaf’s husband, and coach, Hiluf was detained and held by the Ethiopian government for one day under the accusation of helping the Tigray People’s Liberation Front.

Source: BBC Sport