Mestawet Tufa (Amharic: መስታወት ቱፋ; born 14 September 1983 in Arsi) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. She was the winner of the women's 10,000 metres at the 2007 All-Africa Games and the runner up in the senior women's race at the 2008 World Cross Country Championships.
She competed at the Olympic Games, but did not finish her 10,000 metres race.
She competed in her first mountain race at the Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race in Nigeria. She ran strongly, leading the race until the last 400 m. However, she failed to finish as she collapsed due to severe dehydration 50 m from the finish line and was treated by a medical team. She returned to the race the following year and finished as runner-up, just one second behind the winner Mamitu Daska.
|2000||World Junior Championships||Santiago, Chile||5th||3000 m||9:16.73|
|2001||World Youth Championships||Debrecen, Hungary||2nd||3000 m||9:11.60|
|2006||World Cross Country Championships||Fukuoka, Japan||7th||Long race (8 km)||25:59|
|1st||Team competition||16 pts|
|World Athletics Final||Stuttgart, Germany||8th||5000 m||16:09.29|
|2007||All-Africa Games||Algiers, Algeria||1st||10,000 m||31:26.05|
|2008||World Cross Country Championships||Edinburgh, Scotland||2nd||Senior Race (7.905 km)||25:15|
|1st||Team competition||18 pts|
|2009||World Half Marathon Championships||Birmingham, England||5th||Half marathon||1:09:11|
- 3000 metres - 8:47.41 (2006)
- 5000 metres - 14:51.72 (2007)
- 10,000 metres - 30:38.33 (2008)
- Half marathon - 1:09:11 (2009)
- Ethiopia bags gold in women's 10,000 meters at All Africa Games
- "Senior Women’s Race Report - Edinburgh 2008". IAAF. 30 March 2008. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- IAAF: Area Outdoor Records - Women - AFRICA
- Hughes, Danny (29 November 2008). "Mayr holds off road running stars, but Wyatt fades, as course records fall - Obudu Ranch Mountain Race". IAAF. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- Ouma, Mark (1 December 2009). "Ethiopian double at Obudu International". IAAF. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- van Hemert, Wim (20 September 2010). "Fast ten mile runs for Kibet and Mwangangi in Zaandam". IAAF. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- Nakamura, Ken (19 May 2013). "Course records for Tadese and Tufa at Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon". IAAF. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
- Mestawet Tufa profile at IAAF
- Mestewat Tufa- Let Her Run! - Profiel from Ethiopian Running Blog. Roocha.net. 08-July-2008.
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|Zevenheuvelenloop Women's Winner (15km)