REASONS ALL CHILDREN ENDURE
Starting and finishing at a sports complex, this loop course takes a tour through Addis Ababa, passing both commercial and residential areas along a rolling route. Volunteers will support participants at three aid stations, and local police assigned to the course will provide direction and cheer on participants.
In the 1960 Rome Olympic Games, Abebe Bikila amazed the world when he won the Olympic Marathon running barefoot – the only runner to have ever accomplished this. Four years later,Bikila become the first person in Olympic history to win successive marathons when he won the gold medal in Tokyo. An amazing athlete, an Ethiopian hero.
The Ethiopian Marathon will be a unique world-class event with a personal touch. Race features include all the amenities that experienced marathoners have come to expect, and more: