Athletes and Teff

The Teff Company takes the phrase “you are what you eat” literally. That is why we supply teff: the staple food of some of the best runners in the world. It is not a coincidence that these athletes often come from Ethiopia, the land where teff is a significant portion of the daily diet.

Of the 56 medals available in major athletics championships from 2000 to 2003 (Olympic Games and IAAF World Championships) at marathon, 10,000 meter and 5,000 meter distances, 26 were won by athletes from Ethiopia.