Yonas KIFLE

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Eritrea Eritrea
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    05 NOV 1977
    ATHLETE'S IAAF CODE
    137880
Yonas Kifle of Eritrea at the 2005 World Half Marathon Championships (Getty Images)

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
2000 Metres 5:10.92 Andújar (ESP) 05 SEP 2001
3000 Metres 7:53.02 Madrid (ESP) 03 JUL 2002
5000 Metres 13:17.72 Sevilla (ESP) 08 JUN 2002
10,000 Metres 27:35.72 Helsinki (FIN) 08 AUG 2005
10 Kilometres 28:29 Barcelona (ESP) 28 APR 2002
20 Kilometres 57:49 Debrecen (HUN) 08 OCT 2006
Half Marathon 59:30 Udine (ITA) 14 OCT 2007
Marathon 2:07:34 Amsterdam (NED) 21 OCT 2007

Legend

* Not legal.

Indoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records
3000 Metres 8:34.41 Maebashi (JPN) 05 MAR 1999

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

2000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2001 5:10.92 Andújar (ESP) 05 SEP 2001

Outdoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2004 7:59.41 Doha (QAT) 14 MAY 2004
2002 7:53.02 Madrid (ESP) 03 JUL 2002

Outdoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2005 13:32.38 Lisboa (POR) 10 JUN 2005
2004 13:57.91 Lisboa (POR) 13 JUN 2004
2002 13:17.72 Sevilla (ESP) 08 JUN 2002
2001 13:25.07 San Sebastián (ESP) 18 AUG 2001
1999 13:46.82 Sevilla (ESP) 25 AUG 1999

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10,000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2005 27:35.72 Helsinki (FIN) 08 AUG 2005
2004 27:40.92 Hengelo (NED) 31 MAY 2004
2000 28:07.15 Hamburg (GER) 26 AUG 2000
1999 28:49.28 Johannesburg (RSA) 15 SEP 1999

Outdoor

10 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2008 29:22 Jaén (ESP) 16 JAN 2008
2006 28:31 Manchester (GBR) 21 MAY 2006
2002 28:29 Barcelona (ESP) 28 APR 2002
2001 29:02 Madrid (ESP) 25 FEB 2001

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20 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2006 57:49 Debrecen (HUN) 08 OCT 2006

Outdoor

Half Marathon

Performance Place Date
2013 1:03:25 Azpeitia (ESP) 24 MAR 2013
2010 1:02:32 The Hague (NED) 14 MAR 2010
2007 59:30 Udine (ITA) 14 OCT 2007
2006 1:03:31 Rotterdam (NED) 11 SEP 2006
2005 1:01:13 Edmonton (CAN) 01 OCT 2005
2004 1:04:19 New Delhi (IND) 03 OCT 2004
2002 1:01:05 Bruxelles (BEL) 05 MAY 2002

Outdoor

Marathon

Performance Place Date
2014 2:35:30 Casablanca (MAR) 26 OCT 2014
2012 2:08:51 Seoul (KOR) 18 MAR 2012
2010 2:14:39 London (GBR) 25 APR 2010
2009 2:08:28 London (GBR) 26 APR 2009
2008 2:08:51 London (GBR) 13 APR 2008
2007 2:07:34 Amsterdam (NED) 21 OCT 2007

Indoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
1998/99 8:34.41 Maebashi (JPN) 05 MAR 1999

Honours - World Half Marathon Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Half Marathon 1:01:13 Edmonton (CAN) 01 OCT 2005
4. Half Marathon 1:01:05 Bruxelles (BEL) 05 MAY 2002
5. Half Marathon 59:30 Udine (ITA) 14 OCT 2007
10. 20 Kilometres 57:49 Debrecen (HUN) 08 OCT 2006
11. Half Marathon 1:04:19 New Delhi (IND) 03 OCT 2004

Honours - World Cross Country Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Long Race 36:05 Fukuoka (JPN) 02 APR 2006
8. Long Race 35:47 Dublin (IRL) 24 MAR 2002
9. Long Race 36:53 Bruxelles (BEL) 21 MAR 2004

Honours - African Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
6. 5000 Metres 13:37.01 Radés (TUN) 10 AUG 2002

Honours - All-African Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
3. Half Marathon 1:03:19 Algiers (ALG) 20 JUL 2007
Results in:

Marathon

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
06 NOV 2016 Porto Marathon PORPOR E F DNF


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Updated 12 October 2007

YONAS Kifle, Eritrea (5000m/ 10,000m/ cross country/ half-marathon)

Born 24 March 1977

Eclipsed lately by his younger countryman Zersenay Tadesse, Yonas Kifle was the first Eritrean athlete to make a mark internationally with his 8th place finish in the 2002 World Cross Country Championships 12km and his 4th place in the World Half Marathon six weeks later.

Kifle’s 10th place in the 2006 World Road Running Championships was his sixth top-10 and eleventh top-20 finish in a global championship event, including a bronze medal performance in the 2005 World Half Marathon. His consistency at this level promises a similarly creditable performance in Udine.

Personal Bests

5000m: 13:17.72 (2002)
10,000m: 27:35.72 (2005)
10 km: 28:29 (2002)
20 km: 57:49 (2006)
Half Marathon: 61:05 (2002)

Career Highlights

1999 13th,  3000m, World Indoor Championships
1999 13th,  5000m ht, World Championships
1999 11th,  5000m,  All Africa Games
1999 11th,  10,000m, All Africa Games
2000 61st, 12km  World Cross Country Championships
2000 14th,  10,000m ht, Olympic Games
2001 42nd, 12 km  World Cross Country Championships
2001 10th,  5000m ht, World Championships
2002   8th,  12km  World Cross Country Championships
2002   4th,  61:05  World Half Marathon Championships
2002   6th,  5000m, African Championships
2004   9th,  12 km World Cross Country Championships
2004 16th,  10,000m, Olympic Games
2004 11th, World Half Marathon Championships
2005 15th, 12 km World Cross Country Championships
2005 11th, 10,000m World Championships
2005   3rd, World Half Marathon Championship
2006   7th,  12 km World Cross Country Championships,
2006 10th,  20km World Road Running Championships
2007   3rd, Half Marathon  All Africa Games

Prepared by John Manners for the IAAF ‘Focus on Athletes’ project. Copyright IAAF 2004-07.

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