Chinese guy in sandals marathon win money to buy luxury Africa

Ou Chen (left) and his athletes。 November 17 electricity provided by the respondents Recently, an interesting maxed major networks: the Songshan Shaolin International Marathon held last month, Ethiopian guy Amogne in 2 hours 28 minutes 02 seconds to score to win the whole man champion。 Shockingly, the champion of "boots" was actually a pair of sandals, which also broke a shoe buckle。 Someone asked Amogne, why wearing sandals can win, it can be tailor-made sandals?He pointed to the "wounding" shoes laugh, the answer is self-evident。
Also from ear to ear as well as Kenyans Obed– responsible for helping Amogne Contact Marathon Chinese business broker。 Let's talk about Amogne, Obaid call "incredible" because he has won more than once seen wearing sandals Amogne。
A few weeks ago, Amogne only after Obey Duluth pull strings, the first time to fly to China。
Amogne need to transfer to the race in Shanghai, Lanzhou, but the plane he was ignorant, he does not speak English better understand Chinese, dazed look around, I do not know who to turn to, do not know where to go, simply lying on the couch airport I slept on。
This may not worry the Russian bad。 He found at the airport for several hours, almost alarm, and the results inadvertently found asleep in a corner of the couch Amogne。 Dumbfounding Obeid quickly put Amogne wake up, give him a ticket now。
Fear of language problems, Obey Duluth specifically to find two Chinese people are waiting the next, please help them take care of Amogne, asked thousands exhorted million, managed to secure sent to the scene Amogne Lanzhou Jingyuan marathon。 After the storm the airport, Obey Duluth to Amogne race results do not have any hope, however, and the result Obey Duluth surprise –Amogne even wearing a pair of sandals overwhelmingly won the championship men's half of the project。
In El Obeid to help pull strings, like this Amogne first left the African continent, "ran" There are many Chinese marathoner。 They both fame and fortune, also witnessed the development process of China Marathon from scratch。
Ou Chen spectacular to see the mother river – the Yellow River, to experience ethnic characteristics。
"Participant" in 2011 Beijing Marathon 30000 Marathon grand places China in the first six days of starting the registration reluctantly full report。 Passage of time, now wants to get the number of entrants Beijing marathon, difficulty comparable to the spring time to buy a train ticket back to 2011, when, in the Chinese Athletics Association registered marathon only 22 games。 Runway often dissatisfied with the station, to see more than the people who run。
Kenya guy Obey Duluth, in the first two months came to China after the Shanghai University study, one of which was caught up。 Like running since childhood, he took part in the half marathon in Shanghai, easy to get second place, also took a million in prize money。
This is the first time in his life a marathon, he also got first prize pen。
2011 World University Games Europe Chen (second from left) at that time, Obey Duluth would never have thought this a casual run, it will completely change the trajectory of his later life。
6 years, his present 名奥贝德卢 used less and less, teachers and students prefer to call him "European e"。 He did not know the meaning of these two characters, just I think there is a Chinese name to better integrate China。 It is in these six years, the marathon everywhere in China。 The busiest time of year there are more than 500 marathons, more than 10 million people participating, along the related industry revenue hundred billion。
2015 Beijing Olympic marathon, a total of more than 6 million people to participate in the lottery, competition for 30,000 full marathon ended, the success rate of less than 50%。
This spectacular event also gave birth to the "cattle" – According to the official charges, "half horse" entry fee $ 50, "Malaysia" $ 60, but these "cattle" in the hands of the trumpets is to spend 3,000 yuan to 5,000 yuan, at least 60 times more expensive。
A "cattle" with emotion: "Now sell marathon places than selling iPhone also earn faster, more money。
"Some people asked why, he said:" Now the local tyrant are popular marathon。
"There are a set of data can be corroborated in the end how popular marathon in China: the first places in mid-2015, Nanjing marathon, at some sites the price up to 1999 yuan, is 20 times the original registration fee; ten thousand in 2014 Shanghai Marathon places were looted within four hours, even during peak hours queuing equal sign routed number more than 700 million, almost equal to the difficulty of places to grab grab Shanghai license plates; 2013 China's top ten sports news, "run Marathon to exercise new fashion" among them, the year's Beijing marathon revenue of over 30 million yuan, setting a record the history of Chinese sports, "the most expensive day,"。….2011 Beijing Marathon of 30,000 places, in the first six days of starting the registration reluctantly full report。
Passage of time, now wants to get the number of entrants Beijing marathon, difficulty comparable to the spring to buy tickets。 Six years ago muddle "run" into China's Chen Europe, not just a witness, but also a participant: He is China's most famous marathon circle of "foreign intermediary", just a few years time, he hands marathon has more than 300 athletes from different countries, who participated in more than 100 large and small marathon every year, almost every time the competition will get a medal。 European e (in) athletes winning "You foreigners do," he went out the basic body without cash, only holding a cell phone, made a few from time to time with a micro-channel voice, wherever she is the direct use of mobile phones' a sweep sweep 'checkout。
He may even school and in front of the black truck driver bargain – people still live longer than China, "China" and the majority of Kenyans choose to go to Europe to study in the United States or different, European e outset determined to come to China to develop。
Her friends do not understand: "not as developed countries, the United States, why go to China too," Ou Chen explained: "Although China is a developing country, but the good momentum of development。
America really good, but I think as a participant, together with China。 "Starting in 2011 and moved to China to college now, Ou Chen is now a graduate student at the School of Economics of Shanghai University, can speak fluent Chinese and authentic。
Let Chinese students headache "Macroeconomics", he will be able to easily test 80 extra points; junior year, the European e breakthrough in 2500 among the candidates, admitted to the Shanghai University College of the most powerful talent; he also received security research opportunities, and to get a full scholarship – which is the highest level of Shanghai college scholarships, school only 10 places, in addition to the European e, others are doctoral students……Her friends surprised at his powerful ability to learn, called him "learn tyrants," but he always smiled and waved, very "Chinese Fan child," he said: "Shucks。 "He went out the basic body without cash, only holding a cell phone, made a few from time to time with a micro-channel voice, wherever she is directly using a mobile phone" sweep the "checkout。 He may even school and in front of the black truck driver bargain – people still live longer than China, "China"。
A lot of friends wondering: "Ou Chen, you still do foreigners" Ou Chen (middle) and Chinese friends, "Shanghai is my second home。
"Time has been living in Shanghai in 2056, the European e feel that Shanghai this and people meet here, changed his way of life。
And go out to dinner with friends, Ou Chen will take the initiative to pay ", because it allows the other side very comfortable。
"He asked a lot of people eat, including running a marathon with friends, marathon sponsors and operators。
We sat on a table, the European e older than he let people get to sit, more honorable man sitting position inside。
With the leadership drink, the cup can not be more than the other, "This is the kind of respect。 "In the past, he was eating a AA system with his foreign friends。 But after coming to China is not the same, "I told you to eat with us, it means that I invite you to dinner, I will pay。 "" These are Chinese customs observed when I eat with people。
I have now very much like a Chinese person。
"These experiences allow European e learned early on that some of the rules of Chinese society, but also to tell him that this was a 'relationship' countries。 Marathon in a foreign country, contact the organizers very simple, but in China, this process is very delicate。 Europe, Chen started doing marathon broker in 2014, because the fourth year, who do not know, can only start with some small start of the game。
He'd call contact the organizers and asked them or need of foreign athletes。
"Like all foreigners, I started very direct。
The organizers asked me, how much will cost the invitation, I said ten thousand yuan, will not say too much detail。 Organizers said, too expensive, sorry, we have collaborated and another one。
" 'Hitting the wall' several times, Chen Europe do not understand, find a friend chat, friend to help him analyze, it is not because they refuse to be too direct speak later, the European e try to learn to talk like that, like Chinese people," and then they Q. how much do I need to invite time-consuming, I no longer directly reported a number, but will tell them how much you think it should, you said it wants。
"Sure enough, the organizers will not refuse him, Ou Chen was relieved。
The original Chinese people are like dealing。 "In other countries, not necessarily friends to cooperate, but not the same in China, first with him to talk about feelings, then do something。 For example, some would say the organizers, the European e ah, maybe this time we can not give what conditions, but you can not help to find one or two players, I will send people to, so that our relations will get better and better。 "Ou Chen (right) and his players 'No, no, what I will do that ah' When Ou Chen witnessed some of marathon athletes training hard throughout the year, but the game suffers from lack of opportunity, he thought: Why not let the these people come to China to participate in the competition here it was said that all the world's marathon prize almost all such athletes Amogne led away。
This case is no exception in China。 There are many foreign athletes participating perennial flounder around China, relying marathon boom of the past few years China blowout earn pours。 These athletes, especially the most prominent Kenyans。 Many people are curious as to why so many Kenyans run in Kenya, there are more than 10,000 people to run for a living, Chen came from Europe where the nation's fastest – Karen Kim family。
"Our ancestors were nomadic, hunting for a living year-round by running, we all have inherited a pair of great legs。
Coupled with living in the highlands, our lungs is greater than the average person, it is especially good at running a marathon, most of the world marathon winners are from ethnic Karen gold。
"Ou Chen childhood grandmother in rural parents big, walked three kilometers to school every day, but also run home for lunch at noon, meal ran back to school in the afternoon to go home after school to run again。 The day, run 12 km。 Such as Europe, Chen, run a lot of good athletes, are relatively far from the school because the family, has been running since childhood has been running out of practice。
And generally do not wear shoes when they run, which would allow the feet and legs will become stronger。
Many people think Kenya is very hot, in fact, just the opposite。 Kenya is very cool, a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius, the highest 28 degrees Celsius all year round, all day long for running。 So, running for Kenyans who, like table tennis in China。
In Kenya, running has become a fast way to become rich。 Those who want to get rich by running players, as "raw material" in general, one by one, children embark on a marathon pros water "production line", waiting to be picked, to the worldwide commercial brokers from various quarters Marathon。
However, in Kenya, running very competitive。
Only a dozen games a year marathon, every game is almost 1000 professional athletes, but in the end only six people can get bonus。
When Ou Chen witnessed some of marathon athletes training hard throughout the year, but could not get the game of chance, he thought: Why not let these people come to China to participate in the competition it that time, he was just thinking to help them book flights, arrange food places, because the Chinese saying goes, well help them communicate with the organizers。
Those who come into contact with European e athletes all have confidence in him。 Over time, some people do what they proposed to make European e brokers。
Europe, Chen heard quickly scared to say, "No, no, what I will do that ah。 "Slowly, hear more, also experienced a lot of tournament experience, Ou Chen began to seriously consider this matter。
Thought over a year later, the European e try holding the mentality, to start a marathon broker。
Editor: Fan Fei, Li Ruichen。