Ejegayehu Dibaba Runner

Birthday March 21, 1982
Birthplace Ethiopia
Age 35 years old
Birth Sign Aries


Long-distance runner who won a silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and two bronze medals at the 2005 Helsinki World Championships.

Before Fame

She surpassed her cousin to win the silver medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics and was beaten by her sister at the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Athletics.


Her first marathon was the 2011 Chicago Marathon, where her 2:22:09 was the third-fastest marathon debut time.

Family Life

She was born into an athletic family: her younger sister, Tirunesh, and cousin Derartu Tulu were both Olympic gold medalists.

Associated With

She and fellow Ethiopian Olympian Kenenisa Bekele were both born in the village of Bekoji.


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