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Abebe Bikila International Marathon

The Abebe Bikila International Marathon is one of only two marathons held annually in Ethiopia (the other being the Addis Ababa City Municipal Marathon). This race is dedicated in the name of Abebe Bikila, Africa's first-ever Olympic gold medallist who ran barefoot to take victory in the 1960 Rome Olympics Marathon.

The Abebe Bikila Marathon starts and finishes at the Addis Ababa stadium with the course revised in 2007 to include many landmarks around Addis Ababa. Annually, over 500 professional runners from clubs and regions around the country participate in this marathon.

Abebe Bikila International Marathon (Ethiopia)

Race
Date
   
Men Women
Time
Name
Time
Name
25th 14 Jun 2009 2:46:29 Rege Deresse (ETH) 2:46:29 Zinash Argaw (ETH)
24th 15 Jun 2008 2:18:51 Tefera Bacha (ETH) 2:42:39 Letay Negash (ETH)
23th 10 Jun 2007 2:15:53 Tsegay Kebede(ETH) 2:43:48 Tigest Abidi (ETH)
22th 11 Jun 2006 2:25:50 Assefa Meles-2 2:48:08 Atseda Bayesa (ETH)
21th 12 Jun 2005 2:21:22 Josephat Ndeti (KEN) 2:54:08 Worknesh Tola (ETH)
20th 12 Dec 2004 2:22:27 Assefa Meles (ETH) 2:52:03 Laila Aman (ETH)
19th 21 Jun 2003 2:13:37 Tesfaye Girma (ETH) 2:53:38 Alemu Zinash (ETH)
18th 2002 --- n/a --- n/a
17th 09 Dec 2001 2:29:54 Becho Tadesse (ETH) 2:55:50 Deribe Hunde (ETH)
16th 04 Jun 2000 --- n/a --- n/a
15th 1999 --- n/a --- n/a
14th 1998 --- n/a --- n/a
13th 1997 --- n/a --- n/a
12th 16 Jun 1996 2:19:22 Tesfaye Eticha (ETH) 2:47:26 Alemitu Bekele (ETH)
11th 18 Jul 1995 2:19:14 Ahmed Hussein (ETH) 2:52:52 Abeba Tola (ETH)
10th 1994 2:13:48 Cheru Asnake (ETH) 2:32:59 Seifu Meseret (ETH)
9th 04 Jul 1993 2:15:16 Tesgay Segne (ETH) 2:44:20 Fatuma Roba (ETH)
8th 1992 --- n/a --- n/a
7th 1991 --- n/a --- n/a
6th 1990 --- n/a --- n/a
5th 18 Jun 1989 2:21:05 Tesfaye Tafa (ETH) --- n/a
  1988 --- not held   --- not held   --- not held   --- not held  
4th 27 Jun 1987 2:21:53 Tesfaye Dadi (ETH)    
3rd 14 Jun 1986 2:16:07 Abebe Mekonnen (ETH)    
2nd 16 Jun 1985 2:19:38 Tariku Bulto (ETH)    
1st 08 Jan 1984 2:17:00 Dereje Nedi (ETH)    

Note: 1984 was the inaugural year.

Most Wins

Men 2
Assefa Meles (ETH) 2004,2006

Women
No woman has won more than once, according to available information.


Olympics Results (Ethiopian Athletes)
Rome 1960
Men's Marathon
Abebe Bikila 1st 2:15:16.2
Tokyo 1964
Men's Marathon
Abebe Bikila 1st 2:12.11.2
Mexico City 1968
Men's Marathon
Mamo Wolde 1st 2:20.27
Men's 10,000 m:
Mamo Wolde 1st 29:27.75
Munich 1972
Men's 10,000 m:
Miruts Yifter 3rd 27:40.96
Men's Marathon
Mamo Wolde 3rd 2:15.08.4
Moscow 1980
Men's 5,000 m:
Miruts Yifter 1st 13:20.91
Men's 10,000 m:
Miruts Yifter 1st 27:42.69
Mohamed Kedir 3rd 27:44.64
Barcelona 1992
Men's 10,000 m:
Addis Abebe 3rd 28:00.07
Men's 5,000 m:
Fita Bayisa 3rd 13:13.03
Women's 10,000 m:
Derartu Tulu 1st 31:06.02
Atlanta 1996
Men's 10,000 m:
Haile Gebrselassie 1st 27:07.34
Women's Marathon
Fatuma Roba 1st 2:26.05
Women's 10,000 m:
Gete Wami 3rd 31:06.65
Sydney 2000
Men's Marathon
Gezahgne Abera 1st 2:10.11
Tesfaye Tola 3rd 2:11.10
Men's 5,000 m:
Million Wolde 1st 13:35.49
Women's 5,000 m:
Gete Wami 3rd 14:42.23
Women's 10,000 m:
Derartu Tulu 1st 30:17.49
Gete Wami 2nd 30:22.48
Men's 10,000 m:
Haile Bebrselassie 1st 27:18.20
Assefa Mezgebu 3rd 27:19.75
Athens 2004
Men's 5,000 m:
Kenenisa Bekele 2nd 13:14.59
Gebre Egziabher Gebremariam 4th 13:15.35
Dejene Berhanu 5th 13:16.92
Men's 10,000 m:
Kenenisa Bekele 1st 27:05.10
Sileshi Sihine 2nd 27:09.39
Haile Gebrselassie 5th 27:27.70
Women's 5,000 m:
Meseret Defar 1st 14:45.65
Tirunesh Dibaba 3rd 14:51.83
Sentayehu Ejigu 10th 15:09.55
Women's 10,000 m:
Ejegayehu Dibaba 2nd 30:24.98
Derartu Tulu 3rd 30:26.42
Werknesh Kidane 4th 30:28.30
Beijing 2008
Men's Marathon
Tsegaye Kebede 3rd 2:10.0
Men's 5,000 m:
Kenenisa Bekele 1st 12:57.82
Abreham Cherkos 5th 13:16.46
Tariku Bekele 6th 13:19.06
Men's 10,000 m:
Kenenisa Bekele 1st 27:01.17
Sileshi Sihin 2nd 27:02.77
Women's 5,000 m:
Tirunesh Dibaba 1st 15:41:40
Meseret Defar 3rd 15:44:12
Meselech Melkamu 8th 15:49:03
Women's 10,000 m:
Tirunesh Dibaba 1st 29:54.66


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