Ethiopian athletics legend Haile Gebrselassie will participate in the inaugural Great South Sudanese Run to hold in Juba on April 8.
The Great South Sudanese run has been organised to promote peace and stability in war-torn South Sudan .
According to South Sudan’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, James Pitia Morgan, national dialogue and a peace prayer conference are some of the government’s efforts undertaken to promote peace in the war-torn nation.
The race has been organised by the Ethiopian Great Run and an Ethiopian investor in South Sudan Ayesheshim Teka.
It will be held under the theme “Fund raising for famine and poverty fighting” with the aim of assisting humanitarians in the work to help thousands of South Sudanese affected by the current famine.
Close to 5000 South Sudanese are expected to take part in the Great South Sudan run.