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Joe Werkmeister

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06/21/14 8:11pm
Yonas Mebrahtu crosses the finish line first at the 35th annual Shelter Island 10K Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

Yonas Mebrahtu crosses the finish line first at the 35th annual Shelter Island 10K Saturday. (Credit: Bill Landon)

The next time Yonas Mebrahtu runs a competitive race, he may employ a new, unusual strategy: no sleep. Such was the case before Saturday’s Shelter Island 10K for the champion of the 35th annual race.

A native of Eritrea, a small east African country that borders the Red Sea, Mebrahtu’s journey to Shelter Island took him on a long path leaving him no time for rest.  (more…)