Long-distance runner who won bronze in the marathon at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia; finished fourth in the marathon at the 2001 World Championships.
He won the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 1998.
He competed in the 2007 World Championships in Osaka, Japan.
He grew up near Asmara, Ethiopia.
Derartu Tulu also competed for Ethiopia in the 2000 Olympics, winning gold in the women's 10,000 meters.