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Hosts hope to maintain winning tradition in Great Ethiopian Run

What you need to know:

  • Interestingly, no non-Ethiopian has won the annual race for the last 19 years, with Kenyans coming close twice in sprint finishes
  • Initially, a field of 50,000 would have pounded the streets of the Addis, but because of Covid-19 precautions, a 12,500 have been registered, including 300 elite runners
  • What’s special about the Great Ethiopian Run that’s not witnessed in Kenyan races is that the Addis race attracts Ethiopia’s top runners, many of whom have launched their careers at Meskel Square

In Addis Ababa


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