12th Great Ethiopian Run held

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Addis Ababa, November 26/2012 (WIC) - The 12th Great Ethiopian Run took place here on Sunday.

More than 36,000 residents, Ethiopian and foreign athletes as well as ambassadors of different countries took part in the race.

Athletes from Kenya, Uganda, Germany, Ireland, Britain, Japan Switzerland and Israel, among others, took part in the race. Aberu Kebede and Hagos Gebrehiwot, who won the women's and men's races respectively received 40,000 Birr awards each.

According to ENA, the number of participants was 10,000 in the first edition of the race in 2001.