Eastern Africa Half Marathon Championship 2022 was conducted in the port city of Massawa in connection with the 32nd anniversary of Operation Fenkil.
In the men’s category that covered 21 km, athletes from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, and Tanzania took part while in the females’ category, athletes from various national teams participated.
From the 50 men category competitors, Athlete Samson Amare from the Southern Region stood first and received 3 thousand Dollars and Gold Medal, Ethiopian Athlete Belay Tilahun stood second and received 2 thousand Dollars and Silver Medal and Olympian Athlete Aron Kifle from the Southern Region stood third and received 1 thousand 500 Dollars and Bronze Medal.
From the females’ category, Olympian Athlete Nazareth Woldu stood first and received 45 thousand Nakfa and Gold Medal. Olympian Athlete Dolshi Tesfu second and received 30 thousand Nakfa and Silver Medal, and Athlete Natsinet Amanuel stood third and received 22 thousand 500 Nakfa and Bronze Medal.
The winning athletes received their awards from Mr. Tewolde Kelati, Minister of Marine Resources, Ambassador Zemede Tekle, Commissioner of Culture and Sports, and Ms. Asmeret Abraha, Governor of the Northern Red Sea Region.
The Eastern Africa Half Marathon Championship started in 2004 and received regional and international recognition in 2011.