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Kenenisa Bekele in Dubai Marathon

Kenenisa Bekele Drops Out of the Dubai Marathon

20 January, 2017

Kenenisa Bekele Falls at Start, Gets Injured, and Later Drops Out of the Dubai Marathon 2017 Olympic 10K Bronze Medallist Tamirat Tola Runs 2:04:11 CR (#9 All-Time) By LetsRun The biggest news at the world’s richest prize money marathon happened at the start. Kenenisa Bekele, the world record holder at 5,000m and 10,000m and the second fastest man in a record eligible marathon, fell at the start. Bekele’s fall was not picked up on the race broadcast, but the runners were not given...

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Worknesh Degefa’s Marathon Debut

Worknesh Degefa’s Marathon Debut is a Huge Success…

20 January, 2017

By LetsRun Worknesh Degefa’s marathon debut was a rousing success as she ran 2:22:36 to win the 2017 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon and $200,000, the largest first-place prize in the sport.

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Photo of journalist Temesgen Desalegn invade stree…

20 January, 2017

It is a customary to buy photos of public figures from the streets of Addis Ababa. One can pick from these vendors pictures of the former leaders, royal families, artists and national flag in different sizes.

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Timket

Ethiopia deploys high security as Orthodox faithfu…

19 January, 2017

Tensions are high in two of Ethiopia’s ‘protest cities’ – Bahir Dar and Gondar – as the Orthodox Church readies to commemorate the Epiphany, known in local parlance as the "Timket." The event celebrates the occasion of the baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan.