Top 20 Runner celebrities in Ethiopia

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Runner celebrities [Updated March 27, 2023].

1. Haile Gebrselassie

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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.

2. Genzebe Dibaba

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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.

3. Berhane Adere

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Berhane Adere was born on July 21, 1973 in Ethiopia.
She won gold at the 2003 World Championships in the 10,000 meter race.

4. Derartu Tulu

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Derartu Tulu was born on March 21, 1972 in Ethiopia.
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.

5. Kenenisa Bekele

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Kenenisa Bekele was born on June 13, 1982 in Ethiopia.
He won 5 World Championship gold medals between 2003 and 2009.

6. Meseret Defar

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Meseret Defar was born on November 19, 1983 in Ethiopia.
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.

7. Miruts Yifter

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Miruts Yifter was born on May 15, 1944 in Ethiopia.
His Olympic ascension was interrupted in 1976 when Ethiopia boycotted the games taking place in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

8. Seteng Ayele

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Seteng Ayele was born on April 11, 1955 in Ethiopia.
He ran the marathon at the 2004 Summer Olympics as the oldest track and field athlete.

9. Tirunesh Dibaba

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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.

10. Zohar Zemiro

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Zohar Zemiro was born on January 1, 1977 in Ethiopia.
He placed 81st at the 2012 London Olympics marathon competition, mainly because of exhaustion that led to him being wheelchaired off the track.

11. Werknesh Kidane

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Werknesh Kidane was born on November 21, 1981 in Ethiopia.
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.

12. Gezahegne Abera

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Gezahegne Abera was born on April 23, 1978 in Ethiopia.
His victory at the 2001 World Championships was one second ahead of Kenya's Simon Biwott.

13. Mamo Wolde

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Mamo Wolde was born on June 12, 1932 in Ethiopia.
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.

14. Teyba Erkesso

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Teyba Erkesso was born on October 30, 1982 in Ethiopia.
She set a Texas state record at the Houston Marathon with a time of 2:23:53.

15. Ejegayehu Dibaba

Ejegayehu Dibaba was born on March 21, 1982 in Ethiopia.
Her first marathon was the 2011 Chicago Marathon, where her 2:22:09 was the third-fastest marathon debut time.

16. Million Wolde

Million Wolde was born on March 17, 1979 in Ethiopia.
His career would eventually be disrupted by several injuries.

17. Tesfaye Tola

Tesfaye Tola was born on October 19, 1974 in Ethiopia.
He competed in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan.

18. Elfenesh Alemu

Elfenesh Alemu was born on June 10, 1975 in Ethiopia.
She won the Nagano Marathon in 2000.