Sileshi Sihine at a press conference at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics
|2004 Athens||10,000 m|
|2008 Beijing||10,000 m|
|2005 Helsinki||5000 m|
|2005 Helsinki||10,000 m|
|2007 Osaka||10,000 m|
|2003 Paris||10,000 m|
|2003 Abuja||10000 m|
Sileshi achieved a silver medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as at the 2005 World Championships and 2007 World Championships as well as a bronze medal in 2003. He also picked up a silver medal in the 5000 m at the 2005 World Championships.
Sileshi began running at school, inspired by the achievements of his compatriot Haile Gebrselassie, and after success at junior level, he emerged as a leading senior athlete. He established himself as a competent cross country runner with consecutive wins at the Cross Internacional de Venta de Baños in 2002 and 2003.
Sileshi Sihine was one of the three Ethiopians, along with Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie who swept the gold, silver, bronze medals in the 10,000 m of 2003 World Championships. He took the 10,000 m gold at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.
Sileshi won the silver medal in the 10,000 m behind Kenenisa Bekele and the silver medal in the 5000 m at the 2005 World Championships.
At the 2007 World Championships Sileshi took the silver medal in the 10,000 m, again finishing behind Bekele. The following year he yet again took a silver medal behind his countryman Bekele at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.
In February 2015, he was elected president of the newly formed Ethiopian Athletes’ Association.
Sileshi Sihine is married to three-time Olympic champion athlete Tirunesh Dibaba. Their wedding was broadcast live on national television.
|2002||World Junior Championships||Kingston, Jamaica||2nd||10,000m||29:03.74|
|2003||World Championships||Paris, France||3rd||10,000 m||27:01.44|
|All-Africa Games||Abuja, Nigeria||1st||10,000 m||27:42.13|
|Afro-Asian Games||Hyderabad, India||1st||10,000 m||27:48.40|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||2nd||10,000 m||27:09.39|
|World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||1st||5,000 m||13:06.95|
|2005||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||2nd||5,000 m||13:32.81|
|World Half Marathon Championships||Edmonton, Canada||4th||Half Marathon||1:01:14|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||2nd||10,000 m||27:09.03|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, PR China||2nd||10,000 m||27:02.77|
|Track||3000 m||7:29.92||Rieti, Italy||28.08.2005|
|5000 m||12:47.04||Rome, Italy||02.07.2004|
|10,000 m||26:39.69||Hengelo, Netherlands||31.05.2004|
|Road||10 km||27:56||Nijmegen, Netherlands||21.11.2004|
|15 km||41:38||Nijmegen, Netherlands||21.11.2004|
|20 km||58:09||Edmonton, Canada||01.10.2005|
|Half marathon||1:01:14||Edmonton, Canada||01.10.2005|
- All information taken from IAAF profile.
- Valiente, Emeterio (2003-12-22). Sihine in a class of his own in Venta de Baños. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.
- 2004 Athens Olympics Brilliant Bekele takes gold - BBC
- 2004 Athens Olympics Haile farewell - IAAF
- 2004 Athens Olympics YouTube video: Men's 10000m
- World Cross Country Championships - sports123.com
- van Hemert, Wim (2011-10-16). Chebet sizzles sub-2:06, course record for Gelana in Amsterdam. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-10-19.
|Men's Zevenheuvelenloop Winner (15 km)