Citizenship: Ethiopia
Age: 21






Personal Records

10 km: 31:07 (PeachTree, 2010)
Half Marathon: 1:07:27 (New Delhi, 2011)

2011 Results

11/27/11 New Delhi Half Marathon 4th
1:07:27 07/03/11 53rd Znamensky Memorial – 10,000m 4th 32:09:41
05/31/11 50th Ostrava Golden Spike – 10,000m 3rd 31:17:80
05/08/11 40th Ethiopian Athletics Championships – 10,000m 1st 32:55:37
05/2011 TCS World 10 km 3rd 33:20
03/20/11 IAAF World Cross Country Championships 8K 10th 25:40

Career Overview

Belaynesh Oljira specializes in shorter distance racing and has become a staple in 10,000 meter events; she represented Ethiopia in the 2011 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. She is new to the half marathon event, however we are anticipating a great race from Belaynesh after she made a strong half marathon showing just this past November running 1:07:27 in the New Delhi Half Marathon.