Genzebe Dibaba

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Birthday
8, 1991
Birthplace
Bekoji, Ethiopia
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1991 (age 28)
Birthplace
Bekoji, Ethiopia

About

Middle and long-distance runner who competed at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and won the 1500 meters at the 2012 World Indoor Championships.

Before Fame

She was the second junior woman to win two consecutive junior cross country championships: the 2008 and 2009 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

Trivia

She broke the Ethiopian record for the 1500 meters competition at the 2012 World Indoor Championships, coming in at 3:57.77 minutes.

Family Life

She was born into a family of Olympians: her cousin was Olympic 10,000-meters champion Derartu Tulu and her sisters were silver medalist Ejegayehu Dibaba and gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba.

Associated With

She was born in the village of Bekoji, the same village in which another famed Olympic runner, Kenenisa Bekele, was also born.