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Berhane Adere

Berhane Adere

Berhane Adere
Medal record
Women's athletics
Representing  Ethiopia
World Championships
2003 Paris 10,000 m
2001 Edmonton 10,000 m
2005 Helsinki 10,000 m
World Half Marathon Championships
2002 Brussels Half marathon
2003 Vilamoura Half marathon
2001 Bristol Half marathon

Berhane Adere Debala (Ge'ez: ብርሀኔ አደሬ born July 21, 1973 in Shewa) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who specialises in the 10,000 metres and the half marathon. She was world champion over 10,000 m in 2003 and world champion in the half marathon in 2002. Berhane works for UNICEF as a goodwill ambassador for girls' education.

Berhane held the African record for 10,000 metres in a time of 30:04.18, set at the 2003 World Championships, where she won gold. The African record was broken at the 2008 Olympics by Tirunesh Dibaba, who became the first African to run under 30 minutes.

Berhane won the IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in 2002, and the bronze medal in the 2001 World Half Marathon Championships. She was the gold medallist over 3000 metres at the 2003 IAAF World Indoor Championships

She won the 2006 Chicago Marathon with a personal best time of 2:20:42. She won the Chicago Marathon again in 2007[1] and the Dubai Marathon on 18 January 2008.[2] Berhane also won the 2007 Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon.

She was the top female finisher in the 2010 Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Marathon, in which she recorded the fastest ever half marathon on American soil with a time of 1:07:52, breaking her previous best by over 25 seconds.[3] She saw off a challenge from Ana Dulce Félix to win at the Great North Run in September, completing the half marathon in 1:08:49.[4] In 2012 she had two races, both in October in Britain, where she was runner-up at the Great Birmingham Run and third at the Great South Run.[5]


  1. ^ A Hot Day in Chicago Yields Two Close Finishes
  2. ^ - Second fastest of all time for Gebre in Dubai Marathon
  3. ^ Cruz, Dan (2010-03-01). Adere clocks 1:07:52, Lel beats Wanjiru at New Orleans Half Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-03-02.
  4. ^ Butcher, Michael (2010-09-19). Gebrselassie and Adere take Great North Run titles. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-19.
  5. ^ Martin, David (2012-10-21). Kogo defeats Kuma in Birmingham thriller - REPORT. IAAF. Retrieved on 2013-02-10.

External links

  • Berhane Adere profile at IAAF
  • Berhane Adere in the half marathon in Rotterdam 2007
  • Cheering Adere From The Back - From Ethiopian Running Blog
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Paula Radcliffe
Women's 5,000 m Best Year Performance
Succeeded by
Elvan Abeylegesse
Preceded by
Lyubov Morgunova
Lydia Cheromei
Zevenheuvelenloop Women's Winner (15 km)
Succeeded by
Rose Cheruiyot
Mestawet Tufa
Preceded by
Mara Yamauchi
Rotterdam Women's Half Marathon Winner
Succeeded by
Lydia Cheromei
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