When you run the marathon, you run against the distance, not against the other runners and not against the time.
I have to change a lot of things before I become a good marathon runner.
I feel a social responsibility. We need to open people's eyes. There is a lack of education in Ethiopia.
Many people know that Ethiopia is poor. When I break a world record, maybe people get to know something else about Ethiopia, something good. We can't make planes or cars, we don't have the materials. We do what we can.
If you're planning only to make money and nothing else, you'll be broke.