Olympic marathon champion Peres Jepchirchir will be the chief guest at the 22nd edition of the Great Ethiopian Run 10km Road Race that will be held on Sunday (20) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The reigning Boston marathon champion will be flagging off the race that was first envisioned by Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie, Peter Middlebrook and Abi Masefield in 2000, following Haile’s return from the 2000 Summer Olympics
The former world half marathon record holder will be accompanied by two-time Boston Marathon champion Moses Tanui, who is the organizer of the Eldoret City Marathon.
iin April this year, Eldoret City Marathon and the Great Ethiopian Run signed a partnership to exchange the best practices in race organisation between the two races. The partnership was founded by the two legends, Tanai and Gebrselassie.
The course record for the men’s race is 28:18.61 and was set in 2006 by the 2007 All-Africa Games gold medallist, Deriba Merga while the women record of 31:55 was set in 2019 by World Half Marathon bronze medallist, Yalemzerf Yehualaw.