The Great Ethiopian Run


The Great Ethiopian Run is an annual 10-kilometre road running event which is worth looking out for takes place each late November in Addis Ababa.

The competition was first envisioned by a legend Ethiopian runner  Haile Gebresellasie, Peter Middle brook and Abi Masefield in late October 2000, following Haile's return from the 2000 Summer Olympic. The creation of the race marked the first time that a major annual 10 km race had been held in the country, renowned for producing world class runners. The days events include an international and popular 10 km race and a 5 km women only race. Elite race attracts a number of prominent runners. Haile Gebrselassie won the inaugural men's race and at the second edition many of the countries top long distance runners competed.

The race is known for highlighting the best of Ethiopia's up-and-coming running talent – many of the race's podium finishers, little-known at the time, have gone on to achieve success on the global stage and has become one of famous international even which attracts native international runners.

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