11 March 2018 - Athlete Tsehaye Gemechu wins the UN 2018 Women First 5km in a time of 16.05.52 sprinting 15m ahead of Debash Killal & Yenenesh Tilahun who finish second and third in a time of 16.09.16 and 16.09.48 respectively. A toatl of 110 club and individual athletes have competed for the 15,000birr top place cash prize. A total of over 70,000 birr is given out to the winners as a prize and all top ten winner will collect cash prize.
Close to 9,000 women finish the race although twelve
thousand participants registerd for 15th edition of annual women only run. The race was started forteen years ago to mark international women day (March 8) and the success of Ethiopian women with 4,000 participants and has f growing each year.
Multiple Olympic champions athlete Haile Gebreselassie and athlete Meseret Defar along with Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie , UN Resident Coordinator have flagged off the participants. In the Icon Women competition Artist Amleset Muche ( wife of Ethiopian popual singer Teddy afro) wins the race ahead of Haleluya Tekletsadik & Hewan both singers and memeber of famous Jano band.
1. Tsehaye Gemechu (16.05.52)
2. Debash Killal (16.09.16)
3. Yenenesh Tilahun (16.09.48)
Icon Women Result
1. Amleset Muche ( 25.25)
2. Selam Zeray (37.00)
3. Haleluya Tekletsadik & Hewan ( 37.00)