40,000 Runners Join Ethiopian Great Run in Addis Ababa

Ethiopian great run

The streets of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Abada were flooded Sunday with tens of thousands of participants of the country’s annual Great Run.

An estimated 40,000 people participated in the event, including legendary Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie.

One participant in the Great Run, Demissie Seleshi said the event was a great experience.

“This event is the pride not only of Ethiopia but of the whole continent, which is the springboard of numerous world class athletes,” Seleshi told Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.


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