Ethiopia Announces Team For 2017 IAAF World Championships

Addis Ababa ā€“ The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) today announced a 40-member team that will represent the country at the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships scheduled to take place next month in London, UK.

The long-distance runner and current world and Olympic records holder in both 5,000m and 10,000m events, Kenenissa Bekele, rules out himself from the selection due to current form.

ā€œIā€™m not fit to compete at the event,ā€ he said.

List of Athletes named to represent Ethiopia:


800m: Mohammed Aman and Mamush Lencho

1500m: Aman Wote , Samuel Berhanu and Teresa Tolosa

3000m steeplechase: Getnet Wase, Tesfaye Seboka and Tesfaye Diriba

5,000m: Muktar Endris, Solomon Barega, Yomif Kejelcha and Hagos G/Hiwot

10,000m: Abadi Hadis, Jemal Yimer and Anduamlak Belehu

Marathon: Tamirat Tola, Tsegaye Mekonnen and Yemane Tsegaye


800m: Habtam Alemu Kore Tola and Mahlet Mulugeta

1,500m: Genzebe Dibaba, Gudefay Tsegaye, Besu Sado and Fentu Worku

3000m steeplechase: Sofia Asefa, Etenesh Diro and Bertukan Fente

5,000m: Almaz Ayana, Genzebe Dibaba, Senbere Teferi and Letesenbet Gidey

10,000m: Almaz Ayana,Tirunesh Dibaba and Dira Dadi

Marathon: Berhane Dibaba, Shure Demise, Aselefech Mergia and Mare Dibaba

Race walking: Yehuwalaye Belete, Ayalnesh Dejene and Askale Tikesa

Source: FBC