Nahom Mesfin Tariku
Nahom Mesfin (in green vest) at the 2007 World Championships
June 3, 1989 |
|Sport||Track, long-distance running|
|Event(s)||3000 metres steeplechase|
|Achievements and titles|
|Personal best(s)||1500 meters: 3:41.60
3000-m steeple: 8:12.04
5000 meters: 13:29.74
10,000 meters: 28:07.80
Nahom Mesfin Tariku (Amharic: ናሆም መስፍን ታሪኩ ; born 6 March 1989) is an Ethiopian runner who specialized in the 3000 metres steeplechase. He competed at the Summer Olympics in 2008 and 2012. He was born in Dila.
Nahom represented Ethiopia at the 2008 Summer Olympics, running the steeplechase. He reached the steeplechase final at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics. Nahom also competes road races. In 2013 he moved to the United States, where he transitioned into a road racer. He first trained in Flagstaff, Arizona in order to run at high altitude. He subsequently moved to Alexandria, Virginia, and went on to win a series of races in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. At a very competitive 2014 Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, Mesfin finished in 12th place with a time of 47:30.
|2005||World Youth Championships||Marrakech, Morocco||4th||2000 m s'chase||5:29.51|
|2006||World Junior Championships||Beijing, China||4th||3000 m s'chase||8:28.29|
|2007||All-Africa Games||Algiers, Algeria||3rd||3000 m s'chase||8:17.21|
|World Championships||Osaka, Japan||12th||3000 m s'chase||8:28.86|
|2008||African Championships||Addis Ababa, Ethiopia||4th||3000 m s'chase||8:50.21|
|Summer Olympics||Beijing, China||19th (h)||3000 m s'chase||8:23.82|
|2010||African Championships||Nairobi, Kenya||4th||3000 m s'chase||8:30.25|
|2011||World Championships||Daegu, South Korea||11th||3000 m s'chase||8:25.39|
|2012||African Championships||Porto Novo, Benin||4th||3000 m s'chase||8:20.23|
- 3000 metres indoor- 7:46. min (2008)
- 3000 metres steeplechase - 8:14.64 min (2008)
- 1500 metres indoor- 3:43 (2008)
- 5000 metres- 13:29.74 (2009)
- 2000 metres steeplechase- 5:29 (2005)
- All-Athletics. "Profile of Nahom Mesfin Tariku".
- Nahom Mesfin. London2012. Retrieved on 2012-07-28.
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-  Trackshack.com: 2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run - Men]