Aman at the 2012 World Indoor Championships
|Born||10 January 1994|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Weight||55 kg (121 lb)|
|Event(s)||800 metres, 1000 metres|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||800 metres 1:42.37
1500 metres: 3:43.52
Mohammed Aman Geleto (Amharic: መሀመድ አማን; born 10 January 1994) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner. Born in Asella, he is the winner of the 800-meter final at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Aman also won consecutive 800 m titles at the 2009 and 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships.
Aman was the inaugural winner of the 1000 metres race at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. He won a silver medal in the 800 m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, finishing behind Leonard Kirwa Kosencha who set a world youth best. He ran an Ethiopian record to win his semi-final heat at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but finished last in the event final.
In September he improved his Ethiopian record to 1:43.37 minutes (establishing the world youth best that remains today) behind David Rudisha at the Rieti Meeting, then ended Rudisha's 34-meet winning streak at the Notturna di Milano, beating him by seven hundredths of a second in a time of 1:43.50 minutes.
He won 800 m final in the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul as the youngest gold medalist athlete.
|2009||African Junior Championships||Bambous, Mauritius||1st||800 m||1:48.82|
|2010||Youth Olympic Games||Singapore||1st||1000 m||2:19.54|
|2011||African Junior Championships||Gaborone, Botswana||1st||800 m||1:46.62|
|World Youth Championships||Lille, France||2nd||800 m||1:44.68|
|World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||8th||800 m||1:45.93|
|2012||World Indoor Championships||Istanbul, Turkey||1st||800 m||1:48.36|
|Olympic Games||London, United Kingdom||6th||800 m||1:43.20|
|2013||World Championships||Moscow, Russia||1st||800 m||1:43.31|
|2014||World Indoor Championships||Sopot, Poland||1st||800 m||1:46.40|
|African Championships||Marrakech, Morocco||2nd||800 m||1:48.74|
|2015||World Championships||Beijing, China||—||800 m||DQ|
|2016||World Indoor Championships||Portland, United States||4th||800 m||1:47.97|
|Olympic Games||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||18th (sf)||800 m||1:46.14|
|2017||World Championships||London, United Kingdom||6th||800 m||1:46:06|
|800 m||1:42.37||7 September 2013||Brussels|
|1000 m||2:19.54||22 August 2010||Singapore|
|1500 m||3:43.52||12 June 2011||Brazzaville|
|One Mile||3:57.14||4 June 2011||Eugene, OR|
- All-Athletics. "Profile of Mohammed Aman".
- "Kosencha blazes 1:44.08 World Youth record in 800m". Universal Sports. 9 July 2011.
- "Kosencha blazes 1:44.08 World Youth best". IAAF. 9 July 2011.
- "David Rudisha suffers rare loss in 800m at Milan Notturna meet". ESPN. 18 September 2011.
- "800 Metres Men - Final" (PDF). 8 August 2017.
Leonard Kirwa Kosencha
|Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 800 metres
10 September 2011 – present