Genzebe Dibaba, photo by PhotoRun.net
Genzebe for mixed relay
ADDIS ABABA (ETH): Ethiopia Athletics Federation (EAF) has named strong team to compete at the IAAF World CC Championships in Kampala. Informs athletics.co.ke. Leaders will be Edris Muktar and Senbere Teferi who are both silver medalist at the last edition of the event. Special star in the mixed relay team will be multiple World record holder and World champion Genzebe Dibaba. With her Yomif Kejelcha, Tufa Welde and Cheluke Bone. In the men senior team also Dida Bonsa, Abadi Hadis, Hagos Gebrhiwot, Ibrahim Jeilan, Molla Getaneh and Jemal Yimer. In the women senior team Zerfie Limeneh, Sentayehu Lewetegn, Belaynesh Oljira, Enatnesg Alamrew, Gebeyanesh Ayele, Dera Dida and Zeineba Yimer. World U20 champion Selemon Birega leads the boys U20 team and African U20 record holder Letesenbet Gidey the girls U20 team.
RunBlogRun opines: The World Cross Country was the finest race for distance runners, where milers, 5000 meter runners and marathoners met each and every year. After a decade plus of decline in the Championship, questions are being asked and some innovations are being attempted. We applaud both the questions and attempts. The mixed relay should be a lot of fun to watch for fans.