The Great Ethiopian Run has been postponed, as a result of the postponement Abe Gashaw and Tsige Gebrselama has been annouced as the winners for both the male and female category. The major cause for the postponement is due to the coronavirus.
Gashaw, a member of the Amhara Prisons Club, said he had prepared in a focused way for this race, choosing to stay in his home town of Debre Birhan (altitude 2,840m) and only coming to Addis Ababa in time for the athletes’ COVID-19 pre-race testing on Friday morning.
Gebrselama won the women’s race in 32:32. Her victory comes after she narrowly missed out on first place two years ago due to misdirection in the race’s final 200M. A total of 9000 participants took part in the mass race.