Ethiopian Women Sweep the Board at Ottawa’s 2017 Marathon!

Posted by Céline on Monday 29th May 2017

The weather was gorgeous on Sunday May 28th in the nation's capital.  At the height of the Scotiabank Marathon in Ottawa, we recalled how Ethiopian women had won the Marathon for seven years in a row.

This year was no exception as Ethiopian women saw a complete sweep taking first, second, third and fourth place! Guteni Amana, 22 year-old took first for 2017! While, Ethiopians Hiwot Gebrekidan, Abeyash faresa and Aberu Mekuria came in second, third and fourth!

Executive Director Olivier Bonnet met Guteni and the other three winning runners last Sunday evening at the Ottawa welcomes Ethiopia reception in Lansdowne, hosted by the Embassy of Ethiopia. They were all beaming! The young women's athletic triumph  was celebrated by H.E. Birtukan Ayano Dadi and  Vance Mc Evoy, Deputy Director for Southern and Eastern Africa Bilateral Relations from Global Affairs Canada with a cake-cutting ceremony, to the applause of all guests present.

Pictured Left:  2017 Scotiabank Marathon Winner Guteni Amana with Executive Director of Ethiopiaid Canada Olivier Bonnet 


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