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Catch up on the latest updates from Ethiopia, and from our mission, in our monthly newsletter. January - February 2021 Issue.
UK in Ethiopia: Visits by Dominic Raab and Alok Sharma reaffirm Ethio-UK ties
Shura Kitata won the London Marathon on 4th October, producing a devastating sprint finish to depose four-time winner and world-record holder Eliud Kipchoge and become only the third Ethiopian to win the elite men’s title. In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Ashete Bekere and Alemu Megertu finished in 4th and 5th places.
5 Oct 2020
Shura Kitata sprints to London Marathon victory
The Virgin Money London Marathon confirmed the full fields for the historic elite men’s and women’s races, scheduled to take place on Sunday 4th October. Ten Ethiopians will participate including Kenenisa Bekele, Tamirat Tola and Roza Dereje.
24 Aug 2020
Full 2020 London Marathon fields confirmed – Ethiopians dominate
The long-awaited head-to-head between Ethiopia’s long-distance great, Kenenisa Bekele, and Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge will take place on Sunday 4th October. There will be no mass participation due to COVID-19 but the elite races for men, women, and wheelchair athletes will take place on an enclosed looped course.
7 Aug 2020
Kenenisa vs Eliud London Marathon showdown confirmed for 4th October
Great Ethiopian Run has announced the postponement of the 2020 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run International 10km race due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race, which was scheduled to take place on 15th November 2020, is Africa’s biggest road race.
27 Jul 2020
2020 Great Ethiopian Run postponed
Team Ethiopia are set to return to London streets for the 2020 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 26th April. Leading the pack will be long-distance legend, Kenenisa Bekele, who will go head to head with Kenya’s Eluid Kipchoge, in what will be one of the most eagerly anticipated races in marathon history.
20 Jan 2020
London are you ready? The Ethiopians are coming!
18-year old Berihu Aregawi and 20-year old Yalemzerf Yehualaw were the men’s and women’s winners at the 2019 Great Ethiopian Run – Africa’s biggest road race - staged in Addis Ababa on 17th November. Around 450 foreign runners took part this year, one of the highest numbers of overseas participants for the race.
20 Nov 2019
Aregawi and Yehualaw crowned champions at the 2019 Great Ethiopian Run
The Great Ethiopian Run has won the “Best International Road Race” award of The Challenge Awards. Dubbed ‘the Oscars of the endurance industry’, Challenge Awards is organised by one of the world’s biggest online entry platforms Let's Do This in partnership with Runner's World, the biggest specialist running magazine.
26 Sep 2019
Great Ethiopian Run wins “Best International Running Event”
Registration for international participants wishing to take part in the 2018 Total Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on 18th November is in full swing with more than 200 international participants already registered. Those wishing to take part can register as an international participant through Ethiopia Specialist travel agency Tadele Travel.
15 Jun 2018
Registration open for Great Ethiopian Run
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