Hosts dominate Great Ethiopian Run, Kenyan challenge withers

Ethiopia’s Tsige Gebreselama crosses the finish line to win the women’s title at the 20th Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on January 10, 2020.

Photo credit: Jiro Mochizuki

What you need to know:

  • Initially programmed to feature 50,000 runners, Sunday’s race was trimmed to 12,500 in compliance with Covid-19 protocols issued by Ethiopian authorities.
  • The mass runners started off in three distinct waves at the iconic Meskel Square to help decongest the course, with every runner required to run with a mask, save for the 300 elites.

In Addis Ababa


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