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Great Ethiopian Run

It was a sunny and scorching day. Yet more than 33, 000 runners wearing green colored T-shirts flooded the streets of Addis yesterday, Sunday, 22 November 2009.The ninth edition of Ethiopia’s international 10 kilometers road race was exciting to watch. As usual runners, joggers and a few walkers took some of the city’s well-known landmarks such as the National Theatre, the National Palace and the Addis Ababa Hilton and Meskel square.
For many, it was running with a friend- with lively talks, mutual support and time flying practically unnoticed. Here are some shots.

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  1. Getnet
    November 23, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Hi arefe, you have taken some nice shots of the event.

  2. sam
    November 24, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    i like the last phot the little kid taking pic of his friends.

  3. anchi
    November 24, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Did the two girls up there run?
    They didn’t seem to me in the running mood.

  4. saron
    November 28, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Hi Arefe,
    I’ve participated in most Great Runs., four of them I think. This year I couldn’t because I am out of the country. But I have such a keenness for the event. I even follow it from a far. Nice to see your random photos. Keep bringing us news about Addis.

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