US State of Maryland to Give Recognition to Famous Ethiopian Athlete Derartu Tulu

Addis Ababa July 15/2019 The Ethiopian athlete celebrated woman, Tulu, receive a certificate of recognition for its global service and continuing impact athletics Maryland, USA, on Friday 19 July, 2019 Washington DC . according to AU Representational Mission of the United States.

Member of the Maryland House of Delegates, Lorig Charkoudian would have said “we want to honor her for the overall impact of their sporting achievements as the first Olympic gold medal Black Africa, and their continued involvement in the administration of sport in Ethiopia. “

According to a press release from the Ethiopian Embassy in the US, more than 20 Olympic and world champions will join Tulu in the African Great Run which will be held July 21.2019.

Race Director, Gashaw Abeza said that “the meeting of these legends will be a historic moment because some of these athletes live in different parts of the United States. Bringing them together gives an important meaning for the purpose of the Great Race of Africa in Washington DC. “

The participation of the masses 5 Kilometers annual race circulation is organized to connect the Diaspora Ethiopian through sport and culture, and highlight the positive contribution of diasporas to their communities in the United States and in their country of origin, it was known.

The event is organized by Nova connections in collaboration with the African Union Mission, the Office of the Mayor of DC on African Affairs and the Embassy of Ethiopia in Washington DC.

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