Worku Bikila

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Worku Bikila (born 6 May 1968) is a retired Ethiopian long-distance runner, who specialized mainly in the 5000 metres. His 10,000 metres time of 27:06.44 minutes in 1995 was the second-fastest time that year, behind Haile Gebrselassie. He represented Ethiopia at the World Championships in Athletics on three occasions (1993, 1995 and 1997).

He was a two-time winner at the Zevenheuvelenloop 15,000 metres, from 1997 to 1998.

Since retiring, Bikila has put his energies into forming two companies that have brought much-needed revenue to his local community in Dukam, Ethiopia: Worku Bikila Water Well Drilling Limited performs water well monitoring, exploration, observation, and abandonment services,[1] while Worku Bikila Hotel is a hotel for international travellers.[2]

International competitions[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
1992 African Championships Belle Vue Maurel, Mauritius 2nd 5000 m
1993 World Championships Stuttgart, Germany 4th 5000 m
African Championships Durban, South Africa 3rd 5000 m
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 6th 5000 m
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 12th 5000 m

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