Addis Ababa is running for the Planet
40.000 runners participated in the Great Ethiopian Run on November 22, 2015, in the streets of Addis Ababa, on the occasion of the 15th edition of this 10k race.
The participants were running with the motto "Running for the Planet" written on their T-shirts.The event had received the COP21 label, in order to demonstrate Ethiopia’s commitment to climate action.
The Great Ethiopian Run was the last official run of long time marathon champion and star Haile Gebreselassie. Dr Shiferaw Teklemariam, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change of Ethiopia, and Mrs Brigitte Collet, Ambassador of France to Ethiopia, also took part in the run.