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7 May 2017 - Ethiopia celebrates Europe Day with Children Races. What better event is there in a country where athletics is the popular sport where its athletes have dominated long and middle distance race in the world since Rome Olympic in 1960 where Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia won the marathon race barefoot? This year is the 10th edition of EU Children Races where European Union in Ethiopia and Great Ethiopian Run partnered to celebrate the Europe Day. The races take place in four age categories (Under 5, 8, 11 and 14) where boys and girls compete separately. Haile Gebreselassie founder and Board Chairman of Great Ethiopian Run, Mrs. Terhi Lehtinen Deputy Ambassador of European Union and Hiruy Bahirtebeb Children Protection Directorate Director at MoWCA. HE Mr. Jozef Cibula Ambassador of Slovakia, HE Mrs. Mette Thygesen Ambassador of Denmark and Mr. Paul Evans Deputy Ambassador of Ireland were some of the guests invited by EU and started the different races and gave out prizes to the winners.

958A1526A total of over 2,000 participants were registered although the finishers’ number is less than that. The events takes place at the Ethiopian Youth Sport Academy and two of the Directors Woldegebriel Mezgebo and Fekadu Mekuria were also present and give out prizes towinners. EU Children races conclude the “Triple Crown”, the three events GER staged in three consecutive weeks. Last Sunday the EMA 5km race was staged in Addis Ababa in partnership with the Ethiopian Medical Association and two weeks ago the CCECC Hawassa Half Marathon was staged in Hawassa.

Next race in the Great Ethiopian Run calendar is the IFH Relay races with the slogan “Road Safety”. The relay in its 14th edition this year will be staged in the Olympia to Meskel Flower road and a total of around 150 organizations are expected to take part in the Business, Government, NGO, Bank/Insurance, Hotels, Embassy, Media and college/School categories.

 
 
Under 5 children race winners
Girls
No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Tihitina Birhane
Merit Academy
2
2
Ruth Yeshitila
Nur Acadamy
KG-3
3
Adril Masresha
Ethio-Parents
Prep-E
 
 
 
 
 
Boys
No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Biruk Feleke
St Joseph
2
2
Bona Kumera
Nur Academy
KG-3
3
Bereket Girma
Joy Academy
KG-1
 
 
 
 
 
Under 8 children race winners
Girls
No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Yedidia Aebeahayehu
Gerji
3
2
Ablakat Mesfine
AB-Info
3
3
Tinsae Demoz
AB-Info
1
 
 
 
 
 
Boys
No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Yared Nega
Merit
2
2
Kidus Amanuel
British Int.
2
3
Bakos Yoseph
Suny Side
3
 
 
 
 
 
Under 11 children race winners
Girls
No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Mahlet Tsegaye
Biherawi
2
2
Ayelech Endalkachew
Akaki
1
3
Ema Solomon
Bole
3
 
 
 
 
 
Boys
No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Melaku Yohanis
Bole Community
3
2
Fabregas Wondwossen
Harmen
3
3
Dagmawit Dereje
Radical
3
 
 
 
 
 
Under 14 children race winners
Girls
No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Kanazegelila Asefa
AFE
8
2
Meseret Bekele
Nigat
5
3
Abeba Sisay
Tibletigil
6
 
 
 
 
 
Boys

 

No.
Name
School
Grade
1
Dedion Wondwosen
German
7
2
Esedin Hussien
Adama
8
3
Elias Tujane
Italian
7

 

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