The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) awarded the World half marathon team following their results in the 24th edition of the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships staged in Gdynia, Poland. The EAF handed out over 280,000 birr to the athletes.
Ethiopia concluded the Championship in second place on the medal leaders’ board with a single gold, silver and two bronzes. The EAF gave 45,000 birr to 9,000 birr to the athletes based on their results. Members of the team were also awarded for their achievements with the team.
Kenya amassed two gold and two silver medals in the same competition finishing first on the medal table. The championships were held on October 17, 2020.
The result is expected to further streamline the high morale that Ethiopian athletes have garnered following the recent good performances registered by their fellow athletes in different races. In the 2018 World Athletics World Half Marathon Championships, the Ethiopian national team managed to finish first with three gold medals and Kenya followed second via one gold, three silver and two bronze medals.
The World Athletics Half Marathon Championships is a biennial international half marathon competition. It was launched as the World Athletics World Half Marathon Championships in 1992 and held annually until 2010.