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The fun run

Thousands of professional and amateur long-distance runners on Sunday converged on the streets Addis Ababa for the annual 10km “Great Ethiopian Run”. Now in its 16th year, Africa’s biggest road race, event saw over 40,000 registrations. New athletes Abe Gashahun and Foiteyn Tesfaye – both Ethiopian nationals – came first in the men and women categories, respectively. Runners painted their face with the colors of the Ethiopian flag, laughing and dancing and jogging through the streets as part of the biggest race in Africa. Despite the fears, the race concluded with no incidents reported.