Yenew Alamirew

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Yenew Alamirew at the 2012 Olympics

Yenew Alamirew Getahun (born May 27, 1990) is an Ethiopian middle and long distance runner. He represented his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as two indoor and one outdoor World Championships.

Yenew was the 2013 Diamond Race winner for the 5000 metres. His two younger brothers Yibel and Engida are also runners.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 2nd 5000 m 13:43.33
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th 3000 m 7:45.15
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 12th 5000 m 13:49.68
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th 5000 m 13:31.27
2014 African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 5th 5000 m 13:45.86
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 12th 3000 m 8:12.54