olympian-smile.jpg“Why are you so good?”

The kids like the sound of this question. Here’s a stranger with a notepad, wanting to know how a bunch of third-, fourth- and fifth-graders became one of the greatest Seattle sports stories nobody knows.

But they struggle to explain. We practice three times a day, suggests one. We can run like nobody else, says another.

Yonatan Tadesse, 10, raises his hand. Like most of the others, he’s a refugee in America, arriving from Ethiopia in 2005.

“It’s Mr. Jamshid,” he says. “He makes us play all kinds of sports that aren’t, like, normal.”

(Continue Reading at the Seattle Times)

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