Celebrated runners from Ethiopia Andamlak Belihu and Tsehay Gemechu have announced to defend their men’s and women’s titles respectively in the upcoming Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. This event is the 16th edition under the same banner and will be held on Nov 29.
Belihu explained, “This has been a difficult year, for everyone around the world, not just professional athletes, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and I have been training alone much more than that I am normally used to. But my fifth place at the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships last month has assured me that I am in good shape and I am confident I can put up a good defense of my title,”
Another iconic runner from Ethiopia, Guye Adola will also come back to Delhi for the first time since he created a record of 59:06 in 2014.