Wude Ayalew

Wude Ayalew (also: Wude Ayalew Yimer; born July 4, 1987 in Gojjam ) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.

Internationally, it made ​​its appearance for the first time in 2006. At the World Cross Country Championships in Fukuoka she reached the fifth place on the long haul. They also won the Würzburg Residenz run over 10 km in 31:30 minutes, setting a course record. In the same year she was in the 5000 - meter race of the Junior World Championships in Beijing Fifth.

In 2007, she was at the World Cross Country Championships in Mombasa Tenth and won the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta as well as the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa. In 2008 she won at the African Championships in Addis Ababa in the 10,000 - meter race bronze, defended her title at the Great Ethiopian Run and won at the Corrida de São Silvestre Internacional in São Paulo. In 2009 she was at the World Cross Country Championships in Amman Fifth and won silver in the team.

The greatest success to date her career, she celebrated at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin in 2009. In a time of 30:51,95 min she won the 10,000 m bronze medal behind the Kenyan Linet Masai Chepkwemoi and her compatriot Meselech Melkamu.

In the fall of 2009, she was second in the Delhi Half Marathon, 2010, she presented at the World 10K Bangalore with 31:58 min a course record, finishing at the African Championships in Nairobi fourth place in the 10,000 -meter run. It launched again at the Delhi Half Marathon and was third this time, and she won the Falmouth Road Race.

At the World Cross Country Championships 2011 in Punta Umbria she reached the sixth place in the individual competition and won with the Ethiopian team the silver medal in the team standings.


  • 3000 m: 8:30,93 min 13 September, 2009, Thessaloniki
  • 5000 m: 14:38,44 min 3 July 2009, Oslo
  • 10,000 m: 30:11,87 min, June 14, 2009, Utrecht
  • 10 - km road race: 31:07 min, August 7, 2010, Cape Elizabeth
  • Half Marathon: 1:07:58 h, November 1, 2009, New Delhi