Getaneh Molla

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Getaneh Molla
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Ethiopia
African Games
Gold medal – first place 2015 Brazzaville 5000 m

Getaneh Tamire Molla (born 10 January 1994) is an Ethiopian male long-distance runner who competes over distances up to 10K. He was the gold medallist in the 5000 metres at the 2015 African Games.

Geteneh's first success at national level came at the 2015 Ethiopian Athletics Championships where he won the 5000 m title.[1] This earned him a spot on the national team for the 2015 African Games, where he became champion.[2]

In 2016 he won both the national title at the Jan Meda Cross Country and defended his 5000 m title at the track championships.[3][4] He was outside the individual medals in international competition that year, taking sixth at the 2016 African Cross Country Championships and fourth at the 2016 African Championships in Athletics. He did, however, lead the Ethiopian men's cross country team to bronze in the team event. He ended the year with a win at the Silvesterlauf Trier then opened the new year with another win at the Cross Ouest-France.[5]

Getaneh earned his first national selection for a world event by defending his Ethiopian title at the 2017 Jan Meda Cross Country, beating Ibrahim Jeilan and Imane Merga among others.[6]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2015 African Games Brazzaville, Congo 1st 5000 m 13:21.88
2016 African Cross Country Championships Yaoundé, Cameroon 6th Senior race 27:13
3rd Senior team 41 pts
African Championships Durban, South Africa 4th 5000 m 13:17.84
2018 African Championships Asaba, Nigeria 2nd 5000 m 13:49.06

1st at Riyadh half marathon men 21000 m

National titles[edit]

Circuit wins[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Negash, Elshadai (2015-06-14). Melese and Wasihun triumph at Ethiopian Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  2. ^ Minshull, Phil (2015-09-17). Kenya's 4x400m men finish off the All-Africa Games in style. IAAF. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  3. ^ Negash, Elshadai (2016-01-31). Molla and Alamirew take Jan Meda International cross country titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  4. ^ Negash, Elshadai (2016-04-25). Tamire, Sado and Hadise among the winners at Ethiopian Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  5. ^ Geteneh Tamire Mola. Association of Road Racing Statisticians. Retrieved on 2017-03-22.
  6. ^ Negash, Elshadai (2017-02-13). Gidey, Tamire and Dida among the winners at Ethiopian Cross Country Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-26.

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