Assefa Mezgebu

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Assefa Mezgebu (born June 19, 1978 in Sidamo) is a retired Ethiopian long-distance runner, most known for winning a bronze medal in the 10,000 metres event at the 2000 Summer Olympics. He also specialized in cross-country running.

Assefa Mezgebu is the younger brother of Ayele Mezgebu.


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 14th 10,000 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 5th 10,000 m
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 3rd Long race
1999 World Championships Sevilla, Spain 3rd 10,000 m
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 10,000 m
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura 2nd Long race
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 3rd 10,000 m
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 2nd 10,000 m

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