Registration for the 2024 Safaricom Women First 5km Officially Opens

“Let’s Invest in Women and Accelerate Progress’’ is the official race message 1st February 2024 – The 21st edition of Women First 5km Race is set to take place on 17th February 2024. With a growing number of participants, this year’s race promises to be the biggest yet, with 16,000 women expected to join in […]

Hawassa gears up for annual half-marathon race under a new name

“February is a great time of the year to run a half-marathon and here in Hawassa we are ready to welcome the Great Ethiopian Run team to stage its annual race.” These were the words of Ato Mekuriya Mershaye, the newly appointed mayor of Hawassa City as he received a visit from the organising team […]

Mehari and Wudu share close connections with Ethiopia’s great champions

If you need proof that running is in the family genes, you need look no further than the men’s winner of last Sunday’s 2023 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km in Addis Ababa. 18-year old Binyam Mehari is the nephew of former world cross-country champion Gebreegziabiher Gebremariam, who also won this race back in […]

Mehari and Wudu record big wins in 23rd edition

Biniam Mehari was the surprise winner of the 2023 Sofi Malt Great Ethiopian Run International 10km staged on Sunday 19th November 2023, winning the men’s elite race by a staggering 24 seconds and coming within a whisker of beating Deriba Merga’s 17-year old course record with a finishing time of 28 minutes and 18.72 seconds. […]

SELEMON BAREGA: THE SHINING STAR IN ETHIOPIAN ATHLETICS

By Haileegziabher Adhanom Addis Ababa – August 17, 2019 Selemon Barega, 19, born in Guraghe Zone, Southern Ethiopia, is a promising long-distance athlete who has achieved so many triumphs at an early age; which includes, becoming a World and African U20 Champion in 5000m, a world U18 Champion in 3000m, a Diamond League Winner in […]

Jiro, the Eyes Behind Athletics 

His name is Jiro Mochizuki. He is a Japanese photographer who was born in Tokyo and lives in Paris. It’s been more than 30 years since he began traveling the world with his camera; capturing great athletics, football, and Rugby competitions. Jiro, who exhibits his work in big museums and galleries, has a special relationship […]

Hewan and Halelujah

Hewan runs. As a vocalist, she especially uses road running as a good breather. she will run up to 6 km while listening to a song. She also goes to the gym to maintain her physical strength and stamina. “More importantly, I run on the road,” she says. Even before she joined Jano’s band there […]