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SportAthletics stars set to shine at Championships

Athletics stars set to shine at Championships

Over 700 athletes registered

The stage is set for Ethiopia’s top track and field athletes to descend upon the capital and showcase their skills as the Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) announces the upcoming national championships. Set for December 13-17 at the Ethiopia Sport Academy in Addis Ababa, the event will feature the country’s best in short, middle distance and field events. 

With a record number of 770 registrants from 19 clubs, cities and institutions, organizers expect fierce competition across sprints, middle-distance races and field disciplines.

The balanced field includes 451 men and 319 women, demonstrating the EAF’s commitment to gender equality on sport’s biggest domestic stage.

Major monetary motivation will be on the line as the EAF has allocated a 772,600 birr in prize awards. Winners will earn hard cash alongside medals and trophies to commemorate their triumphs.

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Elite stars like Sidama Coffee’s Ermias Girma and Commercial Bank’s Birke Hayelom are set to dazzle onlookers with their skill and drive as over 18 proven champions aim to impress.

Beyond the fights for top honors, the meet gives rising talents invaluable exposure learning from veterans and experience to fuel dreams of international success. Athletes and fans eagerly countdown the days until competition commences, primed for records to fall and Ethiopia’s rich running heritage to shine brighter still.

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