Great Ethiopian Run 2016 takes place today

Addis Ababa, November 20, 2016 (FBC) –The 16th edition of the 2016 TOTAL Great Ethiopian Run 10km International held in Addis Ababa today under the theme “Live to Tell.”

This year’s annual event attracted 42,000 participants, including 500 elite and two Kenyan athletes.

Abe Gashahun from Amhara Prison Administration, Jorum Lumbasi from Kenya and Adugna Takele from Oromia Police finished first, second and third respectively in the men’s 10 km race.

In the women’s event, Foten Tesfaye from Mesebo Cement Sport Club, Mulye Dekebo from Oromia Police, Tadelech Bedaso from Oromia Prison Administration finished first, second and third, respectively.

Abe Gashahun and Foten Tesfaye received a 50,000 birr prize each.

More than 250 foreign nationals who came from over 20 countries took part at the annual Great Ethiopian Run.


Great Ethiopian Run was started in 2001. Since its inception in 2001, GER has staged over 100 races in different parts of Ethiopia.

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat