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TOP AFRICAN ATHLETE DIES OF ILLNESS AT AGE 22

Top Ethiopian runner Abadi Hadis, has died of illness while receiving treament at Mekelle's Heyder hospital. He was 22. 

The athlete won a bronze medal at the 2017 cross-country world championships in Kampala before finishing 7th at the London worlds on the 10000m on the track. In 2018 he set PB for the 3000m (7:39.10), the 5000m (12:56.27), and the half-marathon (58:44). 




Last year, he finished 6th of the Ethiopian Trials in the 10000m (26:56.46) earning his selection for the All-African Games in Rabat (7th of the 10000m). He was eventually being added to Team Ethiopia for the Doha World Championships in the 5000m but wasn't fully back to fitness at that time and couldn't advance from the heats. That was his last race. 

RIP champion.

Credit; African Athletics United 
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