Sileshi Sihine at a press conference at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics
|2004 Athens||10,000 metres|
|2008 Beijing||10,000 metres|
|2005 Helsinki||5000 metres|
|2005 Helsinki||10,000 meters|
|2007 Osaka||10,000 metres|
|2003 Paris||10,000 metres|
|2003 Abuja||10000 m|
Sihine won silver medals in the 10,000 metres at both 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.
Sihine began running at school, inspired by the achievements of compatriot Haile Gebrselassie.
After success at the junior level, he emerged as a leading senior athlete.
Sihine was one of the three Ethiopians, along with Kenenisa Bekele and Gebrselassie, who swept the gold, silver, and bronze medals in the 10,000 metres at the 2003 World Championships in Paris. Sihine then won the 10,000 metres at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.
On 7 June, Sihine finished seventh in the 5000 metres at the ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. Two weeks later at a 10 kilometre road race in Birmingham, U.K., Sihine finished fourth, just 1.06 seconds behind Bekele, the winner.
In February, 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||10,000 metres||29:03.74|
|2003||World Championships||Paris, France||3rd||10,000 metres||27:01.44|
|All-Africa Games||Abuja, Nigeria||1st||10,000 metres||27:42.13|
|Afro-Asian Games||Hyderabad, India||1st||10,000 metres||27:48.40|
|2004||Olympic Games||Athens, Greece||2nd||10,000 metres||27:09.39|
|IAAF World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||1st||5,000 metres||13:06.95|
|2005||World Championships||Helsinki, Finland||2nd||5,000 metres||13:32.81|
|World Half Marathon Championships||Edmonton, Canada||4th||Half marathon||1:01:14|
|2007||World Championships||Osaka, Japan||2nd||10,000 metres||27:09.03|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||2nd||10,000 metres||27:02.77|
The following are his personal bests:
|3000 metres||7:29.92||Rieti, Italy||28 August 2005|
|5000 metres||12:47.04||Rome, Italy||2 July 2004|
|10,000 metres||26:39.69||Hengelo, Netherlands||31 May 2004|
|Road||10 kilometres||27:56||Nijmegen, Netherlands||21 November 2004|
|15 kilometres||41:38||Nijmegen, Netherlands||21 November 2004|
|20 kilometres||58:09||Edmonton, Canada||1 October 2005|
|Half marathon||1:01:14||Edmonton, Canada||1 October 2005|
|Indoor||3000 metres||7;41.18||Stuttgart, Germany||31 January 2004|
|Two miles||8:27.03||Boston, U.S.||28 January 2006|
|5000 metres||13:06.72||Stockholm, Sweden||2 February 2006|
- Valiente, Emeterio (22 December 2003). "Sihine in a class of his own in Venta de Baños". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "Brilliant Bekele takes gold". BBC Sport. 20 August 2004.
- "Haile farewell". International Association of Athletics Federations.
- 2004 Athens Olympics YouTube video: Men's 10000m
- World Cross Country Championships Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine - sports123.com
- "5000 METRES MEN - SAMSUNG DL GOLDEN GALA". International Association of Athletics Federations. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- "10,000 METRES MEN - PREFONTAINE CLASSIC". International Association of Athletics Federations. 4 June 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- van Hemert, Wim (16 October 2011). "Chebet sizzles sub-2:06, course record for Gelana in Amsterdam". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 7 May 2016.
- "5000 METRES MEN - EXXONMOBIL BISLETT GAMES". International Association of Athletics Federations. 7 June 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- "2012 Aviva UK Olympic Trials & National Championships". FloTrack. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
- Berhanu, Markos (4 February 2015). "Sileshi Sihine elected president of newly formed Ethiopian Athletes' Association". Retrieved 2 April 2015.
- "Sileshi Sihine - Athlete Profile". International Association of Athletics Federations. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
| Men's Zevenheuvelenloop Winner (15 km)