Meskerem Assefa (Getty Images)
Meskerem Assefa (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • DATE OF BIRTH 20 SEP 1985
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
800 Metres 2:01.11 Gresham, OR 17 MAY 2003
1500 Metres 4:02.12 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 26 MAY 2011
One Mile 4:42.77 Colts Neck, NJ 10 JUN 2006
3000 Metres 8:46.37 Villeneuve-d'Ascq 30 JUN 2009
10 Kilometres 32:31 Charleston, SC 27 MAR 2010
20 Kilometres 1:07:07 Houston, TX 13 JAN 2013
Half Marathon 1:10:56 Houston, TX 13 JAN 2013
25 Kilometres 1:24:45 Houston, TX 13 JAN 2013
30 Kilometres 1:42:15 Houston, TX 13 JAN 2013
Marathon 2:25:17 Houston, TX 13 JAN 2013
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
800 Metres 2:01.03 Fayetteville, AR 14 FEB 2004
1500 Metres 4:07.65 Liévin 14 FEB 2012
One Mile 4:34.07 Fayetteville, AR 09 FEB 2007
2000 Metres 5:58.32 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 13 FEB 2009
3000 Metres 8:53.18 Eaubonne 16 FEB 2012
5000 Metres 15:03.49 Stockholm 10 FEB 2010
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
800 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2010 2:03.10 Fortaleza 16 MAY
2009 2:06.98 Dakar 18 APR
2008 2:02.12 Rio de Janeiro 18 MAY
2007 2:03.34 Hillsdale, MI 10 JUN
2005 2:04.48 Zürich 19 AUG
2003 2:01.11 Gresham, OR 17 MAY
2002 2:09.77 Radés 06 AUG
2001 2:06.39 01 JAN
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 4:06.52 Daegu 16 MAY
2011 4:02.12 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 26 MAY
2010 4:05.62 Sotteville-lès-Rouen 12 JUN
2009 4:05.99 Eugene, OR 07 JUN
2008 4:05.67 Jerez de la Frontera 24 JUN
2007 4:09.04 Villeneuve-d'Ascq 08 JUN
2006 4:09.53 New York City, NY 03 JUN
2005 4:25.79 Eugene, OR 04 JUN
2004 4:04.81 Ostrava 08 JUN
2003 4:03.96 Eugene, OR 24 MAY
2002 4:20.29 Radés 10 AUG
One Mile Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2006 4:42.77 Colts Neck, NJ 10 JUN
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 9:05.82 Budapest 20 AUG
2010 8:49.81 Montreuil-sous-Bois 08 JUN
2009 8:46.37 Villeneuve-d'Ascq 30 JUN
10 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2010 32:31 Charleston, SC 27 MAR
20 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 1:07:07 Houston, TX 13 JAN
Half Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 1:12:13 Houston, TX 19 JAN
2013 1:10:56 Houston, TX 13 JAN
25 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 1:25:40 Houston, TX 19 JAN
2013 1:24:45 Houston, TX 13 JAN
30 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 1:43:02 Houston, TX 19 JAN
2013 1:42:15 Houston, TX 13 JAN
Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 2:25:59 Houston, TX 19 JAN
2013 2:25:17 Houston, TX 13 JAN
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
800 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 2:04.53 New York (Armory), NY 03 FEB
2006 2:04.56 Fayetteville, AR 10 FEB
2005 2:10.03 Boston (Roxbury), MA 29 JAN
2004 2:01.03 Fayetteville, AR 14 FEB
2003 2:04.99 Gainesville, FL 09 FEB
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 4:07.65 Liévin 14 FEB
2010 4:10.39 Metz 14 FEB
2009 4:10.36 Valencia, ESP 14 FEB
2004 4:13.26 Boston (Roxbury), MA 31 JAN
2003 4:16.75 Boston (Roxbury), MA 01 FEB
One Mile Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 4:34.07 Fayetteville, AR 09 FEB
2005 4:57.69 New York (MSG), NY 04 FEB
2000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2009 5:58.32 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 13 FEB
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 8:53.18 Eaubonne 16 FEB
2009 8:58.33 Liévin 10 FEB
2008 9:00.12 Paris-Bercy (Palais Omnisports) 22 FEB
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2010 15:03.49 Stockholm 10 FEB
Honours - 800 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
10th IAAF World Indoor Championships 3h3 2:05.83 Budapest (SA) 05 MAR 2004
2nd IAAF/Westel World Youth Championships 3h1 2:09.89 Debrecen 12 JUL 2001
Honours - 1500 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXX Olympic Games 9h2 4:15.52 London (OP) 06 AUG 2012
13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 8h2 4:12.43 Daegu 28 AUG 2011
12th IAAF World Championships in Athletics sf2 DNS Berlin 21 AUG 2009
The XXIX Olympic Games 10h3 4:10.04 Beijing (National Stadium) 21 AUG 2008
28th Olympic Games 12h2 4:18.03 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 24 AUG 2004
9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 8h1 4:16.38 Paris Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 27 AUG 2003