Ethiopia announces team for 2017 IAAF World Championships
Addis Ababa – 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.
“I’m not fit to compete at the event,” 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