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Faith Kipyegon invited as chief guest at the Great Ethiopian Run

Two times Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon has been invited as the chief guest at the 2021 Total Energies Great Ethiopian Run that will be held on Sunday 14 November 2021 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The 27 year-old will appear alongside the running legend Haile Gebreselassie at both the pre-race press conference and at the special Gala Dinner that will held at Hyatt Regency Hotel on the eve of the race.

The National 1500m record holder spoke about this trip early this year, “For many years I have also wanted to visit our neighbor Ethiopia. Haile has had such a big impact on running in both Kenya and Ethiopia and it is an honor for me to accept his invitation to this year’s race.”

Iam very happy to support the great Ethiopian Run which has inspired so many young athletes and is also helping people to stay active and lead a healthy lifestyle.”

Great Ethiopian general manager Dagmawit Amare said that Faith’s visit will create great excitement around the race weekend, adding, “As one of Kenya’s greatest ever athlete with an amazing record of championships victories, Faith is well-known to athletics fans in Ethiopia. It will be great honor for us to have her with us for the race.”

Faith claimed her first Olympic medal in Rio in 2016 and then in 2017 took her first senior world title in London. She defended her Olympic title at the Tokyo games in August. In all these races she came up against strong Ethiopian opposition including the likes of Genzebe Dibaba and Senberi Teferi.