Nahom Mesfin Tariku

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Nahom Mesfin
Osaka07 D4A 3000mSC final participants 2.jpg
Nahom Mesfin (in green vest) at the 2007 World Championships
Personal information
Nationality Ethiopian
Born (1989-06-03) June 3, 1989 (age 27)
Unspecified, Ethiopia
Sport
Sport Track, long-distance running
Event(s) 3000 metres steeplechase
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s) 1500 meters: 3:41.60[1]
3000-m steeple: 8:12.04[1]
5000 meters: 13:29.74[1]
10,000 meters: 28:07.80[1]

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.[2]

Running career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
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

Personal bests[edit]

  • 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)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d All-Athletics. "Profile of Nahom Mesfin Tariku". 
  2. ^ Nahom Mesfin. London2012. Retrieved on 2012-07-28.
  3. ^ [1] Bergsten, Tim. Pikes Peak Sports: Strong elite field, belly dancers and Race Expo highlight 37th Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run and 5K - 6 June 2013
  4. ^ [2] Trackshack.com: 2014 Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run - Men]