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Wednesday, 13 January 2016

BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY - AFRO-ETHIOPIAN " ALMAZ AYANA " IS A FEMALE LONG DISTANCE RUNNER WHO COMPETES IN THE 3000 METERS AND 5000 METERS EVENT - GOES INTP THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

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                                                                Almaz Ayana

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Almaz Ayana
Almaz Ayana Beijing 2015.jpg
Almaz Ayana at the 2015 World Championships
Personal information
NationalityEthiopian
Born21 November 1991 (age 24)
Sport
Country Ethiopia
SportAthletics
Event(s)3000 metres5000 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
3000m (Outdoor): 8:22.22 3000 metres
5000m: 14:14.32 3rd of all time
Almaz Ayana Eba (born 21 November 1991) is a Ethiopian female long-distance runner who competes in the 3000 metres and 5000 metres event. She won bronze medal in 5000 m event at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics held in MoscowRussia. In the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Almaz won the 5000m course beating Genzebe Dibaba by long distance.
Almaz won her first senior title over 5000 metres at the 2014 African Championships in Marrakech, defeating favourite Genzebe Dibaba in a championship record time of 15:32.72.[1] One month later in the same stadium, she won the 5000m representing Africa at the 2014 IAAF Continental Cup by over 24 seconds.[2]
Almaz ran a personal best of 14:14.32 over 5000 metres at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Shanghai in 2015,[3] improving upon her previous record of 14:25.84 which she had set in Paris in 2013.[4] This made her the third fastest female athlete over that distance, behind compatriots Tirunesh Dibaba, the world record holder, and Meseret Defar.

International competitions


YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotes
2015World ChampionshipsBeijing, China1st5000 m14:26.83