Environmentalist Robert Swan visits Ethiopia, competes in Coca Cola Road Race

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - A world-renowned traveler and environment activist, Robert Swan, visited Addis Ababa this week to inspire Ethiopian youth who are engaged in environmental protection activities. Swan is regarded as the first man in history to walk unsupported to the North and South poles and as a man who dedicated his life to speak about his explorations and passion for environmental sustainability.

During his visit for the first time to Ethiopia that was organized by Coca Cola, Swan spoke about his visit and mission as part of his global advocacy on sustainability of environment and lobbying development actors to make accountability for the environment.

“It’s fantastic to be in this country for the first time. The real reason I came here is because I am a great fan of middle and long-distance running for the last two decades and I wanted to meet your great Haile Gebresilassie. But I never had a chance. I saw him win the 2000 Sydney Olympic 10,000 meter finals. I never forget that moment in my life. Running 7.5 km yesterday morning at 9:00 at this altitude it was quite a hard work. But my prize is to meet the great Haile, he said in a press conference held at Radison Blu Hotel on Monday.Read more