The Tal Hawassa Half Marathon took place in Hawassa


The half-marathon had four thousand participants in the 7Km mass race and 700 participants in the children race. The title sponsor TAL Apparel which is one of the manufacturing companies in the Hawassa Industrial Park used the event to engage with the community and encourage their staffs to lead an active and healthy life.
Athletes from the UK, Chili, USA, Kenya, Netherlands and Norway participated in the race.
Athlete Buzunesh Lemma run the second fastest time in the Hawassa women half-marathon finishing the race 1.17.04 in its 6 years history. Winner of the men half marathon athlete Musa Dabo finished the race at a time of 1:03.34. A total of 120 elite men and women athletes took part in the half-marathon.
Hawassa, the regional capital of southern Ethiopia is situated 275km south of Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa at an altitude of 1,700m above sea level.