Last call to nominate Meseret Defar of Ethiopia for Athlete of the Year Award

Zurich, Switzerland – Meseret Defar of Ethiopia had a commanding lead in the nomination of the IAAF Women Athlete of the Year poll for the past few weeks. But today, the situation has changed and Miclah Cheywa of Kenya now has a slight edge over her.

The same scenario has also developed in the men’s category as Zersenay Tadesse of Eritrea, who sat comfortably in the driver seat for a while, is now neck and neck with David Rudisha of Kenya.

It appears that our Kenyan brothers and sisters have also made the same call to nominate their athletes as many of us Ethiopian media outlets and social networks have been doing for the past few weeks.

As the November 7 deadline fast approaches, would like to make a last minute call for all Ethiopians, friends and admirers of Meseret Defar to go and cast their votes and help her win the nomination by visiting the IAAF website .


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