Famous Ethiopian Sportspersons

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 1 Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie.
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Famous As: Marathon runner, Long-distance runner, Athletics competitor
Birthdate: April 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Asella

 2 Abebe Bikila

Abebe Bikila.
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Famous As: Olympic marathon champion
Birthdate: August 7, 1932
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ethiopia
Died: October 25, 1973

Ethiopian marathon runner, Abebe Bikil,a became the first black African Olympic gold medalist at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. Four years later, he won his second gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics. He created world record both the times. A pioneer in long-distance running, he participated in a total of 16 marathons. 

 3 Kenenisa Bekele

Kenenisa Bekele.
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: June 13, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

 4 Tirunesh Dibaba

Tirunesh Dibaba.
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Famous As: long-distance runner, athletics competitor
Birthdate: June 1, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia
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 5 Genzebe Dibaba

Genzebe Dibaba.
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: February 8, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

 6 Sifan Hassan

Sifan Hassan
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 1, 1993
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adama, Ethiopia

 7 Feyisa Lilesa

Feyisa Lilesa
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Famous As: Athlete, Long-distance runner
Birthdate: February 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Oromia, Ethiopia
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 8 Mamo Wolde

Mamo Wolde
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: June 12, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ada'a, Ethiopia
Died: May 26, 2002

 9 Almaz Ayana

Almaz Ayana
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: November 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Benishangul-Gumuz, Ethiopia

 10 Gezahegne Abera

Gezahegne Abera
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Famous As: Marathon runner
Birthdate: April 23, 1978
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 11 Tiki Gelana

Tiki Gelana
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: October 22, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Jijiga, Ethiopia

 12 Tsegaye Kebede

Tsegaye Kebede
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Famous As: Marathon runner
Birthdate: January 15, 1987
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mekelle, Ethiopia

 13 Lelisa Desisa

Lelisa Desisa
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Famous As: Marathon runner
Birthdate: January 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Shewa, Oromia, Ethiopia

 14 Derartu Tulu

Derartu Tulu
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: March 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

 15 Meseret Defar

Meseret Defar
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: November 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Adis Abeba, Ethiopia

 16 Letesenbet Gidey

Letesenbet Gidey
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: March 20, 1998
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Endameskel, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

 17 Selemon Barega

Selemon Barega
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 20, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Gurage, Ethiopia

 18 Miruts Yifter

Miruts Yifter
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: May 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Adigrat, Ethiopia
Died: December 23, 2016

 19 Yomif Kejelcha

Yomif Kejelcha
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Famous As: Long-distance running
Birthdate: August 1, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Oromia, Ethiopia

 20 Ejegayehu Dibaba

Ejegayehu Dibaba
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Famous As: Marathon runner
Birthdate: March 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 21 Muktar Edris

Muktar Edris
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 14, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Siltʼe Zone, Ethiopia

 22 Tariku Bekele

Tariku Bekele
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: February 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bekoji (woreda), Ethiopia

 23 Shura Kitata

Shura Kitata
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Famous As: Marathon runner
Birthdate: June 9, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 24 Abeba Aregawi

Abeba Aregawi
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: July 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Adigrat, Ethiopia

 25 Sileshi Sihine

Sileshi Sihine
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: January 29, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sheno, Ethiopia

 26 Birhanu Legese

Birhanu Legese
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Famous As: Athlete
Birthdate: September 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Woliso, Oromia, Ethiopia

 27 Tsgabu Grmay

Tsgabu Grmay
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Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: August 25, 1991
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Mek'ele, Ethiopia

 28 Abadi Hadis

Abadi Hadis
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: November 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Died: February 4, 2020

 29 Hagos Gebrhiwet

Hagos Gebrhiwet
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: May 11, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ts'a'ida Imba, Tigray Region, Ethiopia

 30 Tamirat Tola

Tamirat Tola
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: August 11, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 31 Mosinet Geremew

Mosinet Geremew
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: February 12, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 32 Guye Adola

Guye Adola
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Famous As: Marathon runner
Birthdate: October 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adola, Oromiya Region, Ethiopia

 33 Ibrahim Jeilan

Ibrahim Jeilan
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: June 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bale Province, Ethiopia

 34 Loza Abera

Loza Abera
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: October 2, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Durame, Ethiopia

 35 Alia Saeed Mohammed

Alia Saeed Mohammed
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Famous As: Runner
Birthdate: May 18, 1991
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 36 Sisay Lemma

Sisay Lemma
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Famous As: Long-distance runner.
Birthdate: December 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 37 Ababel Yeshaneh

Ababel Yeshaneh
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Famous As: Marathon runner
Birthdate: July 22, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 38 Amedework Walelegn

Amedework Walelegn
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: March 11, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 39 Belayneh Densamo

Belayneh Densamo
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Famous As: Long-distance runner
Birthdate: June 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Ethiopia

 40 Fatuma Roba

Fatuma Roba
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Famous As: Long-distance runner, Marathon runner
Birthdate: December 18, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia