Ejegayehu Dibaba

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Date of Birth March 21, 1982
Place of Birth Ethiopia
Age 38 years old
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Ejegayehu Dibaba Keneni is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. She is a member of the Oromo ethnic group from the high-altitude Arsi Zone of the Oromia Region. She is the third child of six, her younger sisters Tirunesh and Genzebe are also international long distance athletes, and brother Dejene is marked as a future star. Like her sister Tirunesh, her aunt Derartu Tulu is a double Olympic gold medalist.

About Ejegayehu Dibaba

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.


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

Information related to Ejegayehu Dibaba

  • Chicago Marathon female winners
  • Olympic silver medalists for Ethiopia
  • Ethiopian female marathon runners
  • Ethiopian female long-distance runners
  • Olympic athletes of Ethiopia
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Latest information about Ejegayehu Dibaba updated on March 05, 2021.

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