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Aberu Kebede the Berlin Marathon Queen Once Again

The women’s race saw Ethiopia’s Aberu Kebede take victory in commanding fashion, running 2:20:45 to come home more than three minutes clear of compatriot Birhane

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Berlin Marathon: Kenenisa Bekele narrowly misses world record

Berlin – Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele emerged victorious in a memorable battle with Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang to win the BMW Berlin Marathon here today. Bekele’s winning time of 2:03:03 was an Ethiopian record and the

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Speak Out or Die: Feyisa Lilesa can’t quit fighting Ethiopian Gov't

Ethiopian marathoner Feyisa Lilesa knows he can’t quit, and there’s a sort of desperation to that. The silver medalist sealed his fate by crossing his wrists over his

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German Goalkeeper Arrested for Conceding 43 Goals in a Match

German goalkeeper Marco Kwiotek was arrested by police at training days after his side suffered a record-breaking 43-0 defeat. It was obviously a bad day for

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Ethiopia Athlete Feyisa Lilesa Live Interview with VOA

Ethiopia Athlete Feyisa Lilesa Live Interview with VOA

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Asefa Negewo breaks South African All-Comers Record in Cape Town

 Mengstu Negewo of Ethiopia shattered the long-standing South African all-comers record in the marathon to highlight the Sanlam Cape Town Marathon, an IAAF Silver Label Road Race, on Sunday. The 31-year-old clocked

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Zerga scores a hat-trick to help Ethiopia clinch third place

Jinja, Uganda – Rehima Zerga scored a hat-trick to help Ethiopia defeat Uganda 4-1 here today to clinch third place in the inaugural CECAFA Women Championship. Meanwhile, Tanzania was

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Ethiopian Community of Minnesota Gives Warm Welcome for Feyisa Lilesa

The line outside the Minneapolis Convention Center auditorium Sunday afternoon was nearly a block long, with elders in suits and many women and children in

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Athlete Hajin Tola displayed the ‘X’ sign in Canada

Ethiopian athlete Hajin Tola has displayed the now famous ‘X’ sign at the finish line of a race in Mississauga, Ontario in Canada. The athlete

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Meseret Mengistu Dominates 2016 Beijing Marathon

Beijing – Ethiopian runners dominated the 2016 Beijing Marathon as they swept the medals in the men’s race and the top two prizes in the women’s. Twenty-five-year-old Gebre Mekuant Ayenew clocked a winning

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Feyissa Lilesa: A man whose actions and ideals inspire us to embrace all Ethiopians

Human rights work might be compared to preparing for a long race— like a marathon— requiring long, hard, and grueling dedication to a task where

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Kenya defeat Ethiopia to reach final in CECAFA Women Championship

Loza Abera’s brace was not enough to secure a final berth for Ethiopia’s Lucy as they were edged 3-2 by hot favorites Kenya’s Harambee Starlets in the ongoing CECAFA Women’s

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