Endeshaw Negesse

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Endeshaw Negesse Shumi (born 13 March 1988) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in the marathon. He won the Tokyo Marathon in 2015 and the Florence Marathon in 2012. His personal best is 2:04:52 hours.

He had tested positive for doping (meldonium) in early 2016.[1]


Endeshaw had his first international win at the Singelloop Breda in 2011. A half marathon debut followed in February 2012 and he made the top ten of the race in Barcelona.[2] He made his debut over the marathon distance the following month and placed sixth at the Rome City Marathon with a time of 2:12:14 hours.[3] He was victorious in his second outing, taking the Florence Marathon title with a new best of 2:09:59 hours.[4] He quickly established himself among the world's fastest runners for the distance with a performance of 2:04:52 hours at the Dubai Marathon. Such was the calibre of the race, he only finished fourth overall, setting a record for the best performance for that finishing position. This moved him into the top twenty all-time for the marathon.[5][6]

In the 2014 season, he struggled to recapture that form. He failed to finish at the Xiamen International Marathon,[7] was a distant runner-up to Gilbert Yegon at the Düsseldorf Marathon in a time of 2:08:32,[8] and was yet slower at the Shanghai Marathon, coming fourth.[9] He took a high profile win at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, beating the reigning Olympic and world champion Stephen Kiprotich among others, and recorded the second-fastest time of his career at 2:06:00 hours.[10][11] He was selected for the Ethiopian squad for the 2015 World Championships in Athletics as a result.[12]

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  1. ^ Deitsch, Richard (2016-03-02). "Report: Ethiopian marathoner Negesse tests positive for PEDs". SI.com. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  2. ^ Endeshaw Negesse. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  3. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2012-03-19). Kanda and Kimutai take comfortable victories in Rome. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  4. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2012-11-26). Dominant day for Ethiopia at Florence Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  5. ^ Butcher, Pat (2013-01-25). Debutant Desisa wins Dubai Marathon in 2:04:45, five men under 2:05. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  6. ^ Marathon - men - senior - outdoor All time best. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  7. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2014-01-02). Dibaba shaves Xiamen course record by more than a minute. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  8. ^ Yegon gets back to winning ways at Marathon Duesseldorf. IAAF (2014-04-27). Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  9. ^ Jalava, Mirko (2014-11-02). Mokoka and Tufa lower course records in Shanghai. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  10. ^ Nakamura, Ken (2015-02-22). Ethiopian duo Negesse and Dibaba win at the 2015 Tokyo Marathon . IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.
  11. ^ "Ethiopia's Negesse wins Tokyo Marathon". The Japan Times. 2015-02-22. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
  12. ^ Negash, Elshadai (2015-07-20). UPDATED: Dibaba, Aman and Kejelcha among Ethiopia's medal hopes for Beijing. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-08-03.

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