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Gebrselassie returns in the solidarity race

Gebrselassie returns in the solidarity race

EvieOctober 31, 2023 at 06:16 ETReading: 2 minutes.

Gebrselassie, 2015 Beijing marathon world champion.AP Photos

Girmay Gebreselassie, Beijing 2015 marathon world champion, He will seek victory in the Sixth Solidarity Race, which will be held in Madrid on November 5, in which he will seek to obtain the event record. Uruguayan Cristian Zamora has a time of 29.36.

The Eritrean, fourth in the Rio de Janeiro Olympics and winner of the 2016 New York Marathon, will participate as part of his preparations for the next marathon, which is scheduled to be held next February.

Among the famous athletes who will be at the starting line Ecuadorian Catherine Tessalima will also be present. Who will attempt to attack the women’s record in the 10 km test are young international runners Manuel Jimenez, Hugo Jimenez, Marco Ruffo and Adrienne de la Ordane.

The race will have an element of solidarity. All donations will contribute to a major project in the Mhlalandlela community (Lubane District) in Zimbabwe to build four solar-powered mechanical water wells in three primary schools and a health centre.

In total, 2,950 people will have access to clean water for the first time, most of them girls and boys from the three schools and patients from St. Paul’s Health Centre.

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