Hailu Negussie

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Hailu Negussie (born April 16, 1978) was the winner of the 109th Boston Marathon in 2005. He finished with a time of 2:11:45 and became the first Ethiopian to win the Boston Marathon since Abebe Mekonnen won the race in 1989. His personal best for the marathon is 2:08:16.

Negussie tried to defend his Boston title in 2006. However, he dropped out of the race just past the halfway point. Kenyan Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot broke the course record that year. Negussie has also won the Hofu Marathon in 2002 (with a personal best time of 2:08:16) and the Xiamen Marathon (with a time of 2:09:03) in 2003. He also finished 5th in the 2003 Fukuoka Marathon and 2nd in the 2002 Hamburg Marathon.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
2000 Shanghai Marathon Shanghai, China 1st Marathon 2:18:17
2003 Xiamen International Marathon Xiamen, China 1st Marathon 2:09:03
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece Marathon DNF
2005 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:11:44

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