Merima Denboba

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Merima Denboba (born 21 August 1974 in Arsi) is an Ethiopian former long-distance runner, who specialized in the 5000 metres and cross-country running.

Denboba won the 2003 Oeiras International Cross Country, beating two time champion Leah Malot in the process.[1] She also won the Cross Internacional de Itálica that year, and returned for a second victory in 2004. Medina now coaches the track and field team of Seattle Preparatory School

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
1991 World Cross Country Championships Antwerp, Belgium 18th Long race (6.425 km) 21:09
2nd Team competition 36 pts
1992 World Cross Country Championships Boston, United States 20th Long race (6.37 km) 22:02
3rd Team competition 96 pts
World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 5th 10,000 m 33:57.21
1993 World Cross Country Championships Amorebieta, Spain 19th Long race (6.35 km) 20:36
6th Team competition 122 pts
African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd 3000 m 9:14.48
1994 World Cross Country Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th Long race (6.22 km) 20:57
2nd Team competition 65 pts
1995 World Cross Country Championships Durham, United Kingdom 7th Long race (6.47 km) 20:53
2nd Team competition 38 pts
1997 World Cross Country Championships Turin, Italy 6th Long race (6.6 km) 21:18
1st Team competition 24 pts
World Championships Athens, Greece 10th 5000 m 15:27.76
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 4th Long race (8 km) 25:56
2nd Team competition 37 pts
African Championships Dakar, Senegal 3rd 5000 m 16:11.16
1999 World Cross Country Championships Belfast, United Kingdom 2nd Long race (8.012 km) 28:12
1st Team competition 18 pts
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 8th Long race (8.08 km) 26:23
1st Team competition 20 pts
African Championships Algiers, Algeria 3rd 5000 m 15:53.68
2001 World Cross Country Championships Ostend, Belgium 4th Short race (4.1 km) 15:04
1st Team competition 26 pts
8th Long race (7.7 km) 28:52
2nd Team competition 70 pts
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th 5000 m 15:41.09
2002 World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 6th Long race (7.974 km) 27:21
1st Team competition 28 pts
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 6th Short race (4.03 km) 12:52
2nd Team competition 24 pts
3rd Long race (7.92 km) 26:28
2nd Team competition 17 pts

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Costas, Paulo (2003-11-16). Bekele wins but is closely shadowed by Kigen. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.