Feb 28th, 2013
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — On a warm Sunday morning in late November, about 36,000 people set off on the Great Ethiopian Run, a 10-kilometer race across the center of Addis Ababa. Diplomats, students, merchants, Orthodox priests, homeless children and professional runners were among the participants. It...
In East Africa
Feb 3rd, 2013
Ethiopia’s London 2012 Olympic Games Marathon champion Tiki Gelana was named as the female AIMS/ASICS World Athlete of the Year for 2012 in Marugame, Japan, on Sunday (3). President Emeritus of AIMS Hiroaki Chosa and AIMS Board Member and Vice President of the Japanese Athletics Federation Dr Keisuke...
Jan 21st, 2013
Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie, one of the greatest athletes of all time, will return to the Austrian capital and compete in the half marathon, which will be staged parallel to the Vienna City Marathon on 14 April, according to the online RaceNewsService. The 39 year-old has won the OMV Champion...
In Alemayehu G. Mariam
Oct 15th, 2012
By ALEMAYEHU G MARIAM Ethiopia is known for the best and the worst. Ethiopia is known for the legendary hospitality and charm of its people, unrivaled beauty of its picturesque landscape, fabulous coffee and, of course, unbeatable distance runners. Ethiopia is also known as the epicenter of human rig...
Aug 23rd, 2012
By Getahune Bekele As TPLF warlords franticly searching for non-Tigre individuals, to be placed on the first row of mourners as cheerleaders for Zenawi’s upcoming funeral, distance runner Haile Gebrselassie (pictured) volunteered and performed admirably at Bole airport the day the tyrant’s remains ar...
In East Africa
Nov 19th, 2010
Ethiopia’s Olympic champion athlete Haile Gebreselassie said the New York Times newspaper’s journalists must have their own agenda to fabricate stories about his situation in Ethiopia. The current Marathon record holder, Haile had earlier reversed his decision to retire from professional ...