All smiles - Deriba Merga wins in Boston (Getty Images)
All smiles - Deriba Merga wins in Boston (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • DATE OF BIRTH 26 OCT 1980
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
10,000 Metres 27:02.62 Hengelo 26 MAY 2007
10 Kilometres 27:24 Ottawa 23 MAY 2009
15 Kilometres 41:29 Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB 2009
20 Kilometres 56:13 Udine 14 OCT 2007
Half Marathon 59:15 New Delhi 09 NOV 2008
25 Kilometres 1:13:08 Frankfurt 30 OCT 2011
30 Kilometres 1:28:07 Frankfurt 30 OCT 2011
Marathon 2:06:38 London 13 APR 2008
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
10,000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 27:02.62 Hengelo 26 MAY
10 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 28:02 New York City, NY 18 MAR
2011 27:31 Ras Al Khaimah 18 FEB
2010 28:11 Ras Al Khaimah 19 FEB
2009 27:24 Ottawa 23 MAY
2008 27:32 New Delhi 09 NOV
2007 27:35 Udine 14 OCT
2006 28:06 Debrecen 08 OCT
15 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 42:08 New York City, NY 18 MAR
2011 41:45 Ras Al Khaimah 18 FEB
2010 42:34 Ras Al Khaimah 19 FEB
2009 41:29 Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB
2007 41:34 Udine 14 OCT
2006 42:39 Debrecen 08 OCT
20 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 56:35 New York City, NY 18 MAR
2011 56:16 Ras Al Khaimah 18 FEB
2007 56:13 Udine 14 OCT
2006 57:27 Debrecen 08 OCT
Half Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 1:01:37 Paris 03 MAR
2012 59:48 New York City, NY 18 MAR
2011 59:25 Ras Al Khaimah 18 FEB
2010 1:02:31 Bogotá 01 AUG
2009 59:18 Ras Al Khaimah 20 FEB
2008 59:15 New Delhi 09 NOV
2007 59:16 Udine 14 OCT
2006 1:00:45 Paris 05 MAR
25 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2011 1:13:08 Frankfurt 30 OCT
2010 1:14:29 Chicago 10 OCT
2009 1:14:38 Berlin 22 AUG
2008 1:13:58 Beijing (National Stadium) 24 AUG
2007 1:15:04 Fukuoka 02 DEC
30 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2011 1:28:07 Frankfurt 30 OCT
2010 1:29:38 Chicago 10 OCT
2009 1:29:11 Houston, TX 18 JAN
2008 1:28:30 London 13 APR
2007 1:30:05 Fukuoka 02 DEC
Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 2:14:43 Istanbul 17 NOV
2011 2:09:13 Otsu 06 MAR
2009 2:07:52 Houston, TX 18 JAN
2008 2:06:38 London 13 APR
2007 2:06:50 Fukuoka 02 DEC
Honours - 20 Kilometres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
1st IAAF World Road Running Championships 6 57:27 Debrecen 08 OCT 2006
Honours - Half Marathon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
IAAF / Caixa World Half Marathon Championships f DNF Rio de Janeiro 12 OCT 2008
2nd IAAF World Road Running Championships 4 59:16 Udine 14 OCT 2007
Honours - Marathon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 0 DNF Berlin 22 AUG 2009
The XXIX Olympic Games 4 2:10:21 Beijing (National Stadium) 24 AUG 2008