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List of Ethiopian records in athletics

The following are the national records in athletics in Ethiopia maintained by Ethiopian Athletic Federation (EAF).

Outdoor

Men

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref Video
100 m 10.61 A (-0.4 m/s) Wetere Galcha 30 April 2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
10.1 A # Gebre Gebregzi 6 June 1971 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
200 m 21.30 Wetere Galcha 31 May 2007 Kampala, Uganda
20.7 A # Negussie Gechamo 17 May 1998 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
400 m 45.42 A Tegegne Bezabeh 18 October 1968 Olympic Games Mexico City, Mexico
800 m 1:42.37 Mohamed Aman 6 September 2013 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium [1]
1000 m 2:15.75 Mohamed Aman 5 September 2014 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium [2]
1500 m 3:29.91 Aman Wote 18 July 2014 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco [3]
Mile 3:48.60 Aman Wote 31 May 2014 Prefontaine Classic Eugene, United States [4]
3000 m 7:25.09 Haile Gebrselassie 28 August 1998 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
5000 m 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele 31 May 2004 Hengelo, Netherlands
5 km (road) 13:10 Birhanu Dejene 3 April 2005 20th Carlsbad 5000 Carlsbad, United States
10000 m 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele 26 August 2005 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
10 km (road) 27:02 Haile Gebrselassie 11 December 2002 Doha, Qatar
15 km (road) 41:29+ Deriba Merga 20 February 2009 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
10 miles (road) 44:23 Haile Gebrselassie 4 September 2005 Tilburg, Netherlands
20000 m (track) 56:25.98+ Haile Gebrselassie 27 June 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [5] [1]
20 km (road) 55:48+ Haile Gebrselassie 15 January 2006 Phoenix, United States
Half marathon 58:47 Atsedu Tsegay 31 March 2012 Prague Half Marathon Prague, Czech Republic [6]
One hour 21285 m Haile Gebrselassie 27 June 2007 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [7] [2]
25 km (road) 1:13:16 Maregu Zewdie Tarefe 9 May 2010 BIG 25 Berlin, Germany [8]
1:11:37 # Haile Gebrselassie 12 March 2006 20 van Alphen Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
30 km (road) 1:27:37+ Abera Kuma 28 September 2014 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [9]
Marathon 2:03:59 Haile Gebrselassie 28 September 2008 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany [10]
110 m hurdles 14.62 (-0.1 m/s) Behailu Alemshet 13 September 2015 All-Africa Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [11]
14.3 A # Ubang Abaya 4 June 2005 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
400 m hurdles 51.26 Aschalew Tesfaye 1 September 1988 African Championships Annaba, Algeria
3000 m steeplechase 8:06.16 Roba Gari 11 May 2012 Qatar Athletic Super Grand Prix Doha, Qatar [12]
High jump 2.05 m A Ogulla Obang 8 May 2005 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Pole vault 4.00 m Samsom Basha Gemeda 13 August 2014 African Championships Marrakech, Morocco [13]
Long jump 7.50 m A Gashawbeza Lemma 1989 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Triple jump 15.32 m A Galwak Garkot 2 April 2008 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Shot put 15.98 m A Samuel Kassaye February 1976 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Discus throw 45.57 m A Samuel Kassaye 28 August 1970 Nairobi, Kenya
Hammer throw 46.12 m Biruk Abraham Arro 13 August 2014 African Championships Marrakech, Morocco [14]
Javelin throw 67.99 m A Bekele Tola 4 June 1994 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Decathlon 5918 pts A Bekele Tola 11–12 August 1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya
11.97 (100 m), 5.89 m (long jump), 11.05 m (shot put), 1.63 m (high jump), 51.83 (400 m) /
17.58 (110 m hurdles), 30.48 m (discus), 2.80 m (pole vault), 59.64 m (javelin), 4:14.63 (1500 m)
20 km walk (road) 1:25:28 A Cherenet Makore 4 May 2006 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
50 km walk (road) 4:58:54 Debeko Yanka Degife 14 May 2006 La Coruña, Spain
4x100 m relay 40.76 A  Ethiopia
Abyot Lencho
Mohammed Jud-Misbach
Terefe Takiso
Wetere Galcha
2 May 2008 African Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4x400 m relay 3:07:11  Ethiopia
A. Tesfaye
B. Worku
O. Bach
A. Gudeta
2 September 1988 African Championships Annaba, Algeria
Distance medley relay 9:16.34 Aisinet Abiyot 2:53.5 (1200m)
Bereket Desta 46.0 (400m)
Mohammed Aman 1:44.0 (800m)
Aman Wote 3:52.8 (1600 m)
27 April 2013 Penn Relays Philadelphia, United States [15]
4×1500 m relay 14:41.22  Ethiopia
Mekonnen Gebremedhin
Soresa Fida
Zebene Alemayehu
Aman Wote
25 May 2014 IAAF World Relays Nassau, Bahamas [16]

Women

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
100 m 12.10 Fethiya Hassen 3 June 2011 Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
11.8 A # Atkelt Wubeshet 5 May 2005 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
11.55 A # Atkelt Wubeshet 20 April 2006 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
200 m 23.90 (+0.1 m/s) Fantu Magiso 15 May 2011 African Junior Championships Gaborone, Botswana [17][18]
400 m 51.44 A Genet Lire 13 June 2014 Ethiopian Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [19]
800 m 1:57.48 Fantu Magiso 9 June 2012 Adidas Grand Prix New York City, United States [20]
1500 m 3:50.07 Genzebe Dibaba 17 July 2015 Herculis Fontvieille, Monaco [21]
Mile 4:18.23 Gelete Burka 7 September 2008 IAAF Grand Prix Rieti, Italy
2000 m 5:27.50 Genzebe Dibaba 17 June 2014 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [22]
3000 m 8:22.22 Almaz Ayana 14 June 2015 Meeting International Mohammed VI d'Athlétisme de Rabat Rabat, Morocco [23]
Two miles 8:58.58 Meseret Defar 14 September 2007 Memorial Van Damme Brussels, Belgium
5000 m 14:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba 6 June 2008 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway [24]
5 km (road) 14:46 Meseret Defar 9 April 2006 15th Carlsbad 5000 Carlsbad, United States
10000 m 29:53.80 Meselech Melkamu 14 June 2009 Utrecht, Netherlands
10 km (road) 30:30 Tirunesh Dibaba 1 September 2013 Tilburg Ten Miles Tilburg, Netherlands [25]
15 km (road) 46:27.7 Tirunesh Dibaba 15 November 2009 Zevenheuvelenloop Nijmegen, Netherlands [26]
20000 m (track) 1:05:35.3 Dire Tune 12 June 2008 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic
One hour 18517 m Dire Tune 12 June 2008 Golden Spike Ostrava Ostrava, Czech Republic [27]
20 km (road) 1:03:26+ Meseret Hailu 15 February 2013 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Half marathon 1:06:56 Meseret Hailu 15 February 2013 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates [28]
25 km (road) 1:22:50+ Askale Tafa 28 September 2008 Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany
Marathon 2:18:58 Tiki Gelana 15 April 2012 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands [29]
100 m hurdles 16.14 Wali Engida 16 September 1995 All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe
15.22 A # Asegedech Bekele 16 September 1995 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
400 m hurdles 57.60 A Zewde Haile Mariam 8 August 1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya
3000 m steeplechase 9:09.00 Sofia Assefa 7 June 2012 Bislett Games Oslo, Norway [30]
High jump 1.80 m Ariyat Dibow Ubang 14 September 2015 All-Africa Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [31]
Pole vault
Long jump 6.23 m Hiwot Sisaye 23 June 1993 African Championships Durban, South Africa
Triple jump 12.07 m Nibolo Ugada 26 May 2013 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Shot put 12.64 m Amele Yibeltal 17 September 2015 All-Africa Games Brazzaville, Republic of the Congo [32]
Discus throw 38.39 m A Mersit Gebre-Egziabher 2 May 2009 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Hammer throw
Javelin throw 44.63 m A Abaynesh Sisay 6 May 2007 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
44.77 m A Abaynesh Sisay 28 April 2006 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Heptathlon 3270 pts A Genet Tebalew 8–9 August 1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya
17.39 (100 m hurdles), 1.30 m (high jump), 8.13 m (shot put), 29.11 (200 m) / 4.12 m (long jump), 27.18 m (javelin), 2:38.11 (800 m)
5000 m walk (track) 22:59.19 Aynalem Eshetu 15 May 2011 African Junior Championships Gaborone, Botswana [33][34]
10000 m walk (track) 49:00.52 A Aynalem Eshetu 12 March 2011 28th MOHA Addis Ababa Clubs Championships Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [35]
20 km walk (road) 1:40.05 Askale Tiksa Benti 14 August 2014 19th African Championships Marrakech, Morocco
4x100 m relay 46.46 A  Ethiopia
Mantegbosh Melese
Fetiya Kedir
Leaynet Alemu
Fantu Magiso
30 July 2010 African Championships Nairobi, Kenya [36]
4x400 m relay 3:39.82  Ethiopia
Abrhaley Takere
Getachew Alula
Gerezine Gebremariam
Fantu Magiso
15 May 2011 African Junior Championships Gaborone, Botswana [37]
4×800 m relay 8:30.65 Dureti Edeo
Feyne Gudeto
Tizita Bogale
Alem Gereziher
27 April 2013 Penn Relays Philadelphia, United States [38]

Indoor

Men

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref Video
60 m 6.82 Berhane Haile 12 January 1991 Gothenburg, Sweden
200 m 21.90 Alemayehu Gudeta 3 March 1989 World Championships Budapest, Hungary
Alemayehu Gudeta 3 March 1989 World Championships Budapest, Hungary
400 m 46.96 Alemayehu Gudeta 5 March 1989 World Championships Budapest, Hungary
600 m 1:15.31 Mohammed Aman 2 February 2014 Russian Winter Meeting Moscow, Russia [39]
800 m 1:44.52 Mohammed Aman 15 February 2014 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [40]
1500 m 3:31.76 Haile Gebrselassie 1 February 1998 Sparkassen Cup Stuttgart, Germany
2000 m 4:49.99 Kenenisa Bekele 17 February 2007 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
3000 m 7:26.15 Haile Gebrselassie 25 January 1998 BW-Bank Meeting Karlsruhe, Germany
Two miles 8:04.35 Kenenisa Bekele 16 February 2008 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
5000 m 12:49.60 Kenenisa Bekele 20 February 2004 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
60 m hurdles
2000 m steeplechase 5:20.03 Getahun Berhan 13 February 2011 Indoor Flanders Meeting Ghent, Belgium [41]
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump 6.98 m (2nd jump) Lingo Obang Ojulu 28 January 2012 Meeting International Bordeaux, France [42]
6.98 m (3rd jump)
Triple jump
Shot put
Heptathlon
(60 m), (long jump), (shot put), (high jump) / (60 m hurdles), (pole vault), (1000 m)
5000 m walk
4x400 m relay

Women

Event Record Athlete Date Meet Place Ref
60 m
200 m
400 m
800 m 1:59.17 Kutre Dulecha 14 February 1999 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom
1500 m 3:55.17 Genzebe Dibaba 1 February 2014 Weltklasse in Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Germany [43]
Mile 4:23.33 Kutre Dulecha 4 February 2001 Sparkassen Cup Stuttgart, Germany
2000 m 5:34.25+ Genzebe Dibaba 6 February 2014 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [44]
3000 m 8:16.60 Genzebe Dibaba 6 February 2014 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [45]
Two miles 9:00.48 Genzebe Dibaba 15 February 2014 Aviva Indoor Grand Prix Birmingham, United Kingdom [46]
5000 m 14:18.86 Genzebe Dibaba 19 February 2015 XL Galan Stockholm, Sweden [47]
60 m hurdles
High jump
Pole vault
Long jump
Triple jump
Shot put
Pentathlon
(60 m hurdles), (high jump), (shot put), (long jump), (800 m)
3000 m walk
4x400 m relay

+ = en route to longer distance
# = not officially ratified by IAAF
A = affected by altitude

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External links

  • EAF web site
  • Ethiopian Athletics Outdoor Records
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