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The Great Run: Image builder and development engine

The first edition of the Great Ethiopian Run was held on November 25, 2001 with ten thousand participants. Comparing it to the celebrated great runs of other countries, the...
Zenash Gezmu

Ethiopian distance runner Zenash Gezmu found beaten to death in an apartment in Paris...

Zenash Gezmu’s body was found by police called to her flat after neighbors’ heard screaming. According to the relatives of the victim whose testimonies were collected her alleged killer,...

Ethiopia’s Almaz Ayana among three finalists for IAAF 2017 Award

The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on Monday announced the names of the finalists for the 2017 IAAF World Athlete of the Year Award. Ethiopia’s 10,000m runner Almaz...

Exiled Ethiopia athlete, Feyisa Lilesa, keeps running, winning and protesting

Feyisa Lilesa, went to the 2016 Olympic Games to represent his native Ethiopia. He has since not returned to the country for fear of arrest, imprisonment and torture. He won...

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