Athlete Tirunesh Dibaba won the Impact Award.

October 21, 2021

Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia’s prominent long-distance runner and the first woman to win gold in both the 5,000-metre and 10,000-metre races at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, among other achievements, receives the Nova Connections Impact Award during an event in the United States.

Akon Thiam the renowned Senegalese musician, has also been recognized for his contribution to African music culture through peace and harmony. Bereket Woldu, another recipient of the Impact award, is honored for providing job opportunities and support to the local Ethiopian and other African diasporas.

Impact’s first-time award recipient athlete Derartu Tulu, Ethiopian Olympic Committee Vice President Athlete Berhane Adere, Genzebe Dibaba, Sileshi Sihin, Million Wolde, Qutre Dulecha, and other past athletes and invited guests attended the ceremony.

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