Gezahegne Abera

#151493
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
23, 1978
Birthplace
Ethiopia
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1978 (age 40)
Birthplace
Ethiopia

About

Gold medalist at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney for the marathon race, he was the first person to achieve an Olympics-World Championships marathon double.

Before Fame

He won the Fukuoka marathon in Japan three times, first in 1999, followed by 2001 and 2002.

Trivia

His victory at the 2001 World Championships was one second ahead of Kenya's Simon Biwott.

Family Life

His wife, Elfenesh Alemu, was also an Olympian, competing at the 2004 games.

Associated With

He and fellow Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie were among the eight medalists who made the 2000 Sydney Olympics one of the most successful showings for their native land.