Shetaye Bekele to run Pittsburg Half-Marathon with new purpose

By Bob Cohn
Pittsburg, USA – The 13.1 miles Shetaye Bekele runs in Pittsburgh’s half-marathon on Sunday amount to a short leg of a long journey. But they will bring her closer to everything she wants and take her further from all she abhorred.

Without options or recourse, the slight, young woman from Ethiopia worked as a prostitute in her country’s capital, Addis Ababa, a victim of rape and the sex trafficking that thrives there. In May 2010, International Crisis Aid, a humanitarian organization, got her off the streets, into a safe house and headed toward a new life. Read full story on Tribune Review.


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