Gelana cruises to victory in WOMEN FIRST 5km
23 March 2008 - Tiki Gelana, younger cousin of 2000 Sydney Olympic marathon champion Gezahagne Abera, was a convincing winner of the 5th edition of the WOMEN FIRST 5km
Big chance for new athletes at WOMEN FIRST 5km
20 March 2008 - The absence of some of the race’s past winners presents a big opportunity for other younger club athletes to win a big national title.
Defar considers participation in this year’s WOMEN FIRST 5km
29 February 2008 - The 5th edition of Addis Ababa’s annual women’s-only 5km run was launched at a reception in Addis Ababa last night attended by a number of Ethiopia’s top athletes including Haile Gebrselassie, Assefa Mezgebu, Meseret Defar and Gelete Burika...
Asselefech Mergia wins 2007 Confidence WOMEN FIRST 5km
1 April 2007 - Asselefech Mergia won the 2007 Confidence WOMEN FIRST 5km in Addis Ababa earlier this morning...
ETV announces live transmission of WOMEN FIRST
20 March 2007 - Ethiopian National Television (ETV) has announced that it will show live coverage of the 2007 Confidence WOMEN FIRST 5km Run. It will be the first time in the race's 4-year history that the race will be broadcast live on TV to a nationwide audience.
Wami and Defar launch registration for WOMEN FIRST
7 March 2007 - Gete Wami and Meseret Defar were the main guests at today’s Launch of Registration for the 2007 Confidence WOMEN FIRST 5km where organisers announced a target participation of 8000 women for the race...
IAAF gives support to 2007 Confidence WOMEN FIRST 5km
22 February 2007 - With just over five weeks remaining until the 2007 Confidence WOMEN FIRST 5km Run, race organizers have announced that this year’s race is being given additional support by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) which is providing a grant to enable more international athletes to participate in the competition...
2007 WOMEN FIRST 5k looks to attract athletes from IAAF World XC
17 December 2006 - With a race date set for Sunday 1st April 2007 organisers of Ethiopia's big women's run are giving female athletes participating in the 2007 IAAF World XC the opportunity to compete in two international races in East Africa on consecutive weekends...