Ethiopian Stars Headline Doha Track Meet

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published May. 1, 2013
  • Updated May. 1, 2013 at 10:48 AM UTC
At age 18, Hagos Gebrhiwet advanced to the 3000m Olympic final last summer. Photo:

Both the men’s and women’s fields are well represented by the East African nation.

Ethiopia is poised for top-podium finishes at the upcoming Doha 2013 track meet that takes place on May 10 at the Qatar Sports Club’s Track.

Doha 2013 is the first meet on the Diamond League schedule.

Starting in the 800m is 19-year-old Mohamed Aman, who has the honor of being the only person who has defeated world-record holder David Rudisha since 2009.

In the 3000m, rising superstar Hagos Gebrhiwet will race meet record holder Yenew Alamirew.

Gebrhiwet enjoyed an amazing 2012 season as a junior. He set a world record (12:47:53) and at the age of 18, he made it to the Olympic final in London.

In the women’s 1500m, Genzebe Dibaba will toe the line. The 21-year-old is the younger sister of three-time Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba.

Genzebe recently switched from the 5000m to the 1500m; she is the indoor world champion in that middle-distance event, and she holds the national record in it.

For More: IAAF

FILED UNDER: News TAGS: / / / /

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

Get our best running content delivered to your inbox

Subscribe to the FREE Competitor Running weekly newsletter