Toronto bid farewell to Ethiopia’s running legend.
በ ቅርቡ ከዚህ አለም በሞት የተለየው የ ጀግናው አትሌት ምሩፅ ይፍጠር ጸሎተ ፍትሐት 80 Tycos Drive በሚገኘው የቅድስት ማርያም ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተ ክርስቲያን ተካሄደ ::
The community conducted a memorial service and honoured the late Miruts yifter, an Ethiopian Olympic hero .
Mr. Tameru Tesfaye, a close friend for miruts said Miruts is a national hero forever.
Religious leaders and consecutive speakers also dubbed the Olympic hero miruts as a unifying force for Ethiopians as he raised the Ethiopian flag in Olympics .
A large crowd gathered to pay their tribute to Athlete Miruts . At a ceremony held at St. Mary Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in Toronto, a short documentary on Miruts’ life was presented.
At the event several of Mirut’s Athletics team mates described him as a person who always wanted to help younger generations .
Mirut’s body will return to Ethiopia this week for a funeral.
photo Yohannes Ayalew