Berehanu Tsegu

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Berehanu Tsegu
Personal information
Full nameBerehanu Wendemu Tsegu
Born (1999-09-30) 30 September 1999 (age 20)
Country Ethiopia
SportLong-distance running

Berehanu Wendemu Tsegu (born 30 September 1999) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. He holds a personal best of 27:00.73 minutes for the 10,000 metres. He was the 10,000 metres champion at 2019 African Games.[1]

He finished second at the 2018 Corrida de Houilles.[2] In 2019, he also won the Yangzhou Jianzhen International Half Marathon with a time of 59:56, only four seconds slower than the course record at the time.

He tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO), a banned blood booster, at the 2019 Copenhagen Half Marathon. Though he initially disputed the results, he later admitted to the violation and received a four-year ban from the sport. This occurred during a period where World Athletics had highlighted Ethiopia as a country at risk of widespread doping, which was followed by the launch of an education programme by the Ethiopian Athletics Federation.[3]

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  1. ^ "Berehanu Tsegu". Moyo Sports. Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  2. ^ "Record d'Europe du 10 km à la corrida de Houilles ! | Corrida de Houilles". Retrieved 2019-08-29.
  3. ^ Gillen, Nancy (2020-03-20). African Games 10,000 metres champion receives four-year doping ban for EPO. Inside the Games. Retrieved 2020-03-28.

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