Derartu Tulu Rings New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell

Above: Derartu Tulu, winner of the 2009 New York City
Marathon, rings the NYSE Closing Bell on Nov 2.

Tadias Magazine
By Tadias Staff

Published: Wednesday, November 4, 2009

New York (Tadias) – Derartu Tulu, winner of the 2009 New York City Marathon, became the third Ethiopian in three years to ring the closing bell on the floor of a U.S. stock exchange on Monday.

President Girma Wolde-Giorgis rung NYSE’s opening bell on March 2, 2007, and Ethiopia-born Ted Alemayhu – Founder & CEO of U.S. Doctors for Africa – became the first Ethiopian to ring the closing bell of NASDAQ on Thursday, March 23, 2006.

37-year-old Tulu was joined at Monday’s ceremony by Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of the New York Road Runners and Edith Hunkeler of Switzerland, women’s wheelchair winner.

Meanwhile, Meb Keflezighi made an appearance on David Letterman where he presented “The Top Ten List.” Check out the videos below.

Video: Derartu Tulu rings the NYSE Closing Bell

Video: Meb Keflezighi on David Letterman

Photos: Ted Alemayhu @ NASDAQ on March 23, 2006


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