Track & Field

Ethiopian Tolossa Gedefa Fufi wins men’s field in debut Bay to Breakers run

Tolossa Gedefa (

San Francisco, CA – An up-and-coming runner from Ethiopia conquered his first Bay to Breakers and Olympian Ryan Hall placed as high as any American since 1986. Tolossa Gedefa Fufi, 23, won the men’s field in the 102nd Craigslist Bay to Breakers on Sunday, finishing the 12-kilometer race through the heart of The City in […]

Dejen Gebremeskel wins BAA 5K

Dejen Gebremeskel, of Ethiopia, won the men's race in the Boston Athletic Association 5K on Sunday morning. (Photo: DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF)

Boston, MA - Kim Smith was the women’s winner and Dejen Gebremeskel was the top male finisher at Sunday’s Boston Athletic Association 5K. Gebremeskel, of Ethiopia, finished in 13:37, with Aaron Braun second and Lani Rutto third. Gebremeskel won the silver medal in the 5000 meters at the 2012 Olympics. New Zealand’s Smith won in 15:16, […]

Ethiopians in Boston closely follow Gebre Gebremariam

Gebre Addis Restaurant

Boston, MA- Ethiopian celebrities don’t come much bigger than marathoner Gebre Gebremariam. This much is clear when he enters the Addis Red Sea restaurant. The South End eatery serves traditional Ethiopian fare and draws diners who want a taste of home. A couple of starstruck waitresses tentatively approach Gebremariam and say, “Selam,” hello in Amharic. At […]

Prefontaine Classic to stage Ethiopian 10,000m trials – Samsung Diamond League

Tirunesh Dibaba

Eugene, Oregon (USA) – The Ethiopian Athletic Federation has designated the men’s and women’s 10,000m races at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene,  the fourth of the 2013 Samsung Diamond League meetings as its country’s selection races for the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow. The races over 25 laps of the track will take place on 31 […]