Samson Kiflemariam

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Samson Kiflemariam (born January 23, 1984) is an Eritrean long-distance runner who specializes in the 5000 metres and cross-country running.

He was born in Quazien. As a junior he competed in the junior races at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, finishing 19th in 2002 and 24th in 2003. He finished tenth in the 10,000 metres at the 2002 World Junior Championships and twelfth in the same event at the 2002 African Championships.[1]

On the track he competed in the 5000 metres at the 2004 Olympic Games and the 2005 World Championships without reaching the final. He concentrated more on road running and cross-country. He finished fifteenth at the 2004 World Half Marathon Championships and sixteenth at the 2007 World Road Running Championships. At the World Cross Country Championships he finished 29th in 2004, 17th in 2005, 19th in 2006, 32nd in 2007 and 22nd in 2009.[1] The Eritrean team took bronze medals in the team competition in 2004 and 2009.[2][3]

His personal best times are 13:21.43 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in June 2004 in Seville; 28:08.97 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in June 2005 in Prague; and 1:0:52 hours in the half marathon, achieved in October 2007 in Udine.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Samson Kiflemariam profile at IAAF
  2. ^ "Official Team Results Long Race - M". IAAF. 21 March 2004. Retrieved 1 March 2010. 
  3. ^ "Official Team Results Senior Race - M". IAAF. 28 March 2009. Retrieved 1 March 2010.