Mohammed Aman (athlete)

Mohammed Aman ( Mohammed Aman Geleto; born January 10, 1994) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 -meter distance.

Aman was 2009 African Junior Champion in Bambous about 800 m. The first Summer Youth Olympic Games 2010 in Singapore, he won the 1000 -meter run. In 2011 he defended his title in the 800 meters at the Junior Africa Championships in Gaborone and won at the World Youth Championships in Lille the silver medal behind the Kenyans Leonard Kirwa Kosencha.

At the 2011 World Championships in Daegu Aman was eighth. A short time later he was at the World Challenge meeting in Rieti third and improved the Ethiopian record in the 800 meters and the Jugendweltbestleistung to 1:43,37 min. When Notturna di Milano he beat surprisingly the reigning world champion and world record holder David Rudisha of Kenya Lekuta. After 34 wins in a row it was the first defeat for Rudisha since August 2009.

2012 won the World Indoor Championships in Aman in Istanbul over 800 meters. At the Olympic Games in London, he ran with 1:43,20 minutes, a new personal best. This was enough in the exceptionally fast final run, the David Rudisha won in world record time, but only for sixth place. A few weeks later, Aman defeated the Olympic champion at the Zurich world class in 1:42,53 minutes and added him like last year, his only defeat of the season to.

At the World Athletics Championships 2013 in Moscow Aman achieved in the absence of defending champion Rudisha the gold medal. The next championship victory came at the World Indoor Championships in 2014 in the Polish city of Sopot, which he successfully defended his title from Istanbul.


  • 800 m: 1:42,53 min, August 30, 2012 Zurich ( Ethiopian record ) Hall: 1:45,40 min, 18 February 2012, Birmingham