Kutre Dulecha

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Kutre Dulecha (born August 22, 1978 in Sidamo) is a middle distance runner from Ethiopia. She mainly competes in 1500 metres, where she set a world junior record in 1997. She became world indoor champion in 2004, Ethiopia's first ever women's 1500 m medalist at the championships. She won the women's short course at the 2000 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 800m 2:05.17
5th 1500m 4:17.39
1995 All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe 1st 1500 metres 4:18.32
3rd 800 metres 2:02.26
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 1500m 4:08.65
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 3rd Short race (4 km) 12:37
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 1500 metres 4:00.96
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 1500 metres 4:18.33
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 1st Short race (4.18 km) 13:00
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 4th 1500 metres 4:05.33
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 2nd 1500 metres 4:15.75
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 1st 1500 metres 4:21.63
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 1500 metres 4:06.40
2005 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:30:05

Personal bests[edit]

  • 800 metres - 1:59.37 (1999)
  • 1000 metres - 2:37.82 (1999)
  • 1500 metres - 3:58.43 (1998)
  • One mile - 4:39.04 (1997)
  • 15 kilometres - 50:28 (2005)
  • Half marathon - 1:10:54 (2005)
  • Marathon - 2:32:29 (2005)

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