Kebede Balcha

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Kebede Balcha (born 7 September 1951) is a former marathon runner from Ethiopia. He won the silver medal at the 1983 World Championships. He is the current record holder for the Montreal International Marathon with 2 hours 10 minutes 3 seconds in 1983.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
1979 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 1st Marathon 2:29:53
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union Marathon DNF
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 2nd Marathon 2:10:27
1985 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 2nd Marathon 2:24:31
1987 All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 3rd Marathon 2:16:07

Road races[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
1977 Athens Classic Marathon Athens, Greece 1st Marathon 2:14:40.8
1979 Montreal International Marathon Montréal, Canada 1st Marathon 2:11:35
1981 Montreal International Marathon Montréal, Canada 1st Marathon 2:11:11
1983 Montreal International Marathon Montréal, Canada 1st Marathon 2:10:03
1985 Montreal International Marathon Montréal, Canada 1st Marathon 2:12:39

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