Ethiopia’s annual international 10km staged in Addis Ababa has been named “the world’s best 10km” for the second year running by the popular and highly respected Runners World publication.
In second place was the London Vitality 10,000m and in third place was the Paris 10k.
Runners World has put Ethiopia’s flagship race at the top of its list for a second consecutive year. The race is also the biggest race on the African continent by a large margin.
Dagmawit Amare Managing Director of Great Ethiopian Run who stages the race expressed her delight at this latest accolade, saying: “When we set off on this journey 22 years ago, we said that we wanted Ethiopia to stage an international race that reflected the success of the nation’s athletes. To be placed at the top of the list of the world’s best 10km races is exactly this. Ethiopia has the world’s best 10km athletes, and now we can proudly say that Ethiopia is staging the world’s best 10km race.”
Amare, who took over as MD two years ago having started out with the company 19 years ago, was also quick to praise all those who have contributed to the success of the race. “This achievement is for the whole country. It belongs to our athletes who have supported our race from the very start. It is also due to the support we receive each year from so many stakeholders including a range of government agencies. I want to thank the government for their support. We should all feel proud of what has been achieved.”
The 23rd edition of the race will take place on Sunday 19th November 2023.