Check out the heart-warming tale of the only Ethiopian pro skier who is headed to the Winter Olympics.  Robel Teklemariam goes by the name “Beredoe Shartate” or  ”Ice Slider” in English because there is no actual word for snow in the Ethiopian language and will be competing in the men’s 15-kilometer cross country skiing event.  Pretty impressive for the guy to make it to the Olympics training only with roller skis.  That is dedication there…of course he didn’t have any competition so his path was a little easier than most, but he’s got to have some skills otherwise they wouldn’t have sent him out there.  Seriously though, how is this not the basis for the MUCH needed Cool Runnings 2 or some sappy The Blind Side type biopic?  I sense a deal coming his way soon.  Anyway, enjoy, happy friday.

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