Bekoji

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Plaque name:

Bekoji

Location:

Bekoji , Ethiopia

Plaque awarded:

10/05/2019

Reason

Plaque Category - Landmark

Bekoji, ‘Town of Runners’ is located in the Oromia Region of central Ethiopia, is home to many famous Ethiopian athletes. They include: Derartu Tulu, Fatuma Roba, Tiki Gelana, Mestawet Tufa, the Bekele brothers (Kenenisa and Tariku) and the Dibaba sisters Ejegayehu, Tirunesh and Genzebe. Bekoji was the feature of a 2012 documentary film ‘Town of Runners’.

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