Abebe Bikila, (born August 7, 1932, Mont, Ethiopia—died October 25, 1973, Addis Ababa), Ethiopian marathon runner who won a gold medal and set a world record while running barefoot at the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, then bested his own record at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.
Who is the fastest Ethiopian?
Ketema Negasa Ethiopias Ketema Negasa broke the mens 50K world record on Sunday, running 2:42:07 at the Nedbank Runified race in South Africa. Negasa led the way as he and three other runners beat American CJ Albertsons previous record of 2:42:30.
Who is the fastest woman in Ethiopia?
Tirunesh DibabaPersonal informationSportAthleticsEvent(s)5,000 metres, 10,000 metres, half marathon, marathonAchievements and titlesPersonal best(s)5000 m: 14:11.15 (2nd fastest all-time) 10,000 m: 29:42.56 (4th fastest all-time) Marathon: 2:17:56 (5th fastest all-time)9 more rows
Does Haile Gebrselassie still run?
Haile has announced his retirement from competitive running after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run on Sunday 10 May 2015. It brings to an end a 25-year career in which he claimed two Olympic gold medals, eight World Championship victories and set 27 world records.
He was the first athlete to win two Olympic marathons. The son of a shepherd, Bikila began running at age 24. He was little known outside of Ethiopia when he entered the 1960 Olympics and ran the marathon, barefoot, on the cobblestones of the Appian Way.
Who is fastest family in the world?
The Dibaba sisters The fastest family in the world. The Dibaba sisters Tirunesh, Genzebe, Anna, and Melat are from Ethiopia, they are the only siblings in recorded history to hold concurrent world records, and have 4 Olympic gold medals, 2 silver, 3 bronze and 15 world championships.
How old is Dibaba?
30 years (February 8, 1991) Genzebe Dibaba/Age
How tall is Dibaba?
1.66 m Tirunesh Dibaba/Height
Genzebe Dibaba, Ethiopian long-distance runner and 2015 1,500 meter World Champions gold medalist. She is the younger sister of Tirunesh and Ejegayehu Dibaba.
Is Genzebe Dibaba still running?
Genzebe Dibaba pulled off the side of the track with about 250m left in the Ostrava womens 1500m. With a DNF in her only other race of the year, it means she has yet to finish a race in 2021.
Whats the fastest 1500m time?
1500 metresAthletics 1500 metresMenHicham El Guerrouj ( MAR ) 3:26.00 (1998)WomenGenzebe Dibaba ( ETH ) 3:50.07 (2015)Olympic recordsMenJakob Ingebrigtsen ( NOR ) 3:28.32 (2021)6 more rows