Haile Gebreselassie Marathon Rewards Winners in Gold

Marathon to be held 20th October
The Great Ethiopian Run, in partnership with Moray Mountain Sports of San Diego, has announced that the first Haile Gebreselassie  Marathon will be held on 20th October 2013 in Hawassa.
The organisers say it will be the first ever international mass participation marathon to be held in Ethiopia.
Haile Gebreselassie has played an important role in setting up the race.
A unique feature is that the winners of the men’s and women’s races will each receive 12 ounces of gold. 12 other runners will be chosen at random to receive one ounce of gold.
Alongside the full marathon, there will be a half marathon and five kilometre races.
Hawassa has been selected as the venue for Ethiopia’s first full marathon, because of its wide, flat roads and low altitude. It is also the location of several top hotels, making it an ideal venue for international participants and spectators.