Losing a Shoe Didn’t Stop This Ethiopian Runner from Advancing to the Olympic Finals

Losing a Shoe Didn’t Stop This Ethiopian Runner from Advancing to the Olympic Finals

Ethiopian runner Etenesh Diro was representing her country in the women’s 300-meter steeplechase race in the Rio Olympics on Saturday when her right shoe came half-off. Tangling up with some other competitors in the middle of the pack, Diro – who placed fifth in 2012’s London Olympics – struggled for a few seconds to put her shoe back on completely. But as runners passed her by, she gave up – ripping it off completely and tossing it to the side. A few steps later, the 25-year-old athlete pulled her right…

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