Long-distance runner who competed in the 1996 and 2000 Olympics in the 10,000 meters and ran the marathon at the 2012 Olympics.
She was the 1993 African Champion in the 10,000 meter race as an unknown.
She won gold at the 2003 World Championships in the 10,000 meter race.
She grew up in Shewa, Ethiopia.
Tirunesh Dibaba also competed in the 2012 Olympics for Ethiopia, winning gold in the women's 10,000 meter race.