Dejen Gebremeskel

Dejen Gebremeskel (born 24 November 1989) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.

Gebremeskel occupied in the junior race of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships 2008 in Edinburgh the 18th Place. In the same year he won the bronze medal in the 5000 - meter race at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz. He also won on his birthday with the Ethiopian team at the Chiba Ekiden. In 2010 he was at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Doha Tenth in 3000 -meter run and the Carlsbad 5000 Second behind the Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge.

2011 won Gebremeskel early February, the 3000 -meter race at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston before the British Mohamed Farah, although he had lost in the first round of his right shoe. Shortly afterwards, he finished the World's Best 10K in San Juan in second place behind the Kenyans Sammy Kirop Kitwara. In April, he won the Carlsbad 5,000. Than 5000 meters, it was at the Golden Gala in Rome Fourth, the adidas Grand Prix in New York City in the first and fourth Athlétissima in Lausanne. At the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, he came to this distance, surprisingly to a bronze medal. Originally, he had reached the goal in fourth, but moved up in the rankings after his third -placed compatriot Imane Merga was later disqualified because of a foul leaving the track.

In 2012, he was fifth over 3000 meters at the IAAF World Indoor Athletics Championships in Istanbul. In July, he qualified at the Diamond League meeting in Paris about 5000 m with the previously fifth- fastest ever way past time of 12:46,81 minutes for the London Olympics, where he won the silver medal. In 2013 he exhibited in Sollentuna with 26:51,02 m on a personal best in the 10,000 -meter run. He then stepped up to this distance at the World Championships in Moscow, but reached only a disappointing 16th place. At the World Indoor Championships in 2014 in the Polish Sopot he won the bronze medal over 3000 m.

Personal Best

  • 3000 m: 7:51,02 min 30 May, 2009, New York City Hall: 7:34,14 min 23 February, 2012, Stockholm
  • Hall: 13:11,78 min, February 6, 2010, Boston