Kenenisa Bekele left out of Ethiopia's team for 2017 IAAF World Championships

Addis Ababa, July 25, 2017 (FBC) – The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) today announced a 40-member team that will represent the country at the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships scheduled to take place next month in London, UK.

The long-distance runner and current world and Olympic records holder in both 5,000m and 10,000m events, Kenenisa Bekele, excluded himself from the selection due to current form.

“I’m not fit enough to compete at the event,” Kenenisa was quoted by the EAF as saying.

List of Athletes named to represent Ethiopia:

   800m (men) - 1. Mohammed Aman 2. Mamush Lencho

   1500m (men)  -1. Aman Wote 2. Samuel Berhanu  3. Teresa Tolosa

●  3000m steeplechase (men) - 1. Getnet Wase 2. Tesfaye Seboka 3.Tesfaye Diriba

●  5000m (men) - 1. Muktar Endris 2. Solomon Barega  3.Yomif Kejelcha 4. Hagos G/Hiwot

●  10000m (men) – 1.Abadi Hadis 2. Jemal Yimer 3. Anduamlak Belehu

●  Marathon (men) – 1.Tamirat Tola 2. Tsegaye Mekonnen 3. Yemane Tsegaye

●  800m (women) -1. Habtam Alemu 2. Kore Tola 3. Mahlet Mulugeta

●  1500m (women) – 1. Genzebe Dibaba 2. Gudefay Tsegaye 3. Besu Sado 4. Fentu Worku

●  3000m steeplechase (women) -1. Sofia Asefa 2. Etenesh Diro 3. Bertukan Fente

●  5000m (women) -1. Almaz Ayana 2. Genzebe Dibaba 3. Senbere Teferi 4. Letesenbet Gidey

●  10000m (women) 1. Almaz Ayana 2. Tirunesh Dibaba 3. Dira Dadi

●  Marathon (women) -1. Berhane Dibaba 2. Shure Demise 3. Aselefech Mergia 4. Mare Dibaba

●  Race walking (women) –1. Yehuwalaye Belete 2. Ayalnesh Dejene 3. Askale Tikesa

Translated and posted by Amare Asrat