>Probably very few have noticed the lack of
>Ethiopians who compete in the steeple!!
I, for one, noticed it a long time ago. They have started to come through now, though - an Ethiopian did qualify for the SC final in Paris (even if he ended up DNSing). Incidentally, Eshetu Tura won the bronze in this event in the Moscow Olympics, so it's not like they can't do this event at all - it's lack of trying more than anything else, I believe.