Top 20 Runner celebrities in Ethiopia
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Runner celebrities [Updated March 27, 2023].
Haile Gebrselassie was born
on April 18, 1973
in Asella, Ethiopia.
He set a world record marathon time with 2:03:59 at the 2008 Berlin Marathon.
Genzebe Dibaba was born
on February 8, 1991
in Bekoji, Ethiopia.
She broke the Ethiopian record for the 1500 meters competition at the 2012 World Indoor Championships, coming in at 3:57.77 minutes.
Berhane Adere was born
on July 21, 1973
She won gold at the 2003 World Championships in the 10,000 meter race.
Derartu Tulu was born
on March 21, 1972
She came in first at the 2009 New York City Marathon at the age of 37, beating several luminaries, including Salina Kosgei, Lyudmila Petrova, and arch-rival Paula Radcliffe
Kenenisa Bekele was born
on June 13, 1982
He won 5 World Championship gold medals between 2003 and 2009.
Meseret Defar was born
on November 19, 1983
She was also successful in other global competitions, especially the World Championships; she broke the indoor records for the two-mile run, 3000 meters, and 5000 meters.
Miruts Yifter was born
on May 15, 1944
His Olympic ascension was interrupted in 1976 when Ethiopia boycotted the games taking place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Seteng Ayele was born
on April 11, 1955
He ran the marathon at the 2004 Summer Olympics as the oldest track and field athlete.
Tirunesh Dibaba was born
on October 1, 1985
in Bekoji, Ethiopia.
She won two gold medals for the 10,000 metre and 5,000 metre runs at the 2008 Olympics.
Zohar Zemiro was born
on January 1, 1977
He placed 81st at the 2012 London Olympics marathon competition, mainly because of exhaustion that led to him being wheelchaired off the track.
Werknesh Kidane was born
on November 21, 1981
She won the silver in the 10,000 meters at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, where she placed behind Ejegayehu Dibaba
, also a famed Ethiopian runner.
Gezahegne Abera was born
on April 23, 1978
His victory at the 2001 World Championships was one second ahead of Kenya's Simon Biwott
Mamo Wolde was born
on June 12, 1932
He came in fourth in the infamous 10,000-meters competition at the 1964 Summer Olympics, which was won by the U.S.'s Billy Mills
Teyba Erkesso was born
on October 30, 1982
She set a Texas state record at the Houston Marathon with a time of 2:23:53.
Ejegayehu Dibaba was born
on March 21, 1982
Her first marathon was the 2011 Chicago Marathon, where her 2:22:09 was the third-fastest marathon debut time.
Million Wolde was born
on March 17, 1979
His career would eventually be disrupted by several injuries.
Tesfaye Tola was born
on October 19, 1974
He competed in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
Elfenesh Alemu was born
on June 10, 1975
She won the Nagano Marathon in 2000.