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Kutre Dulecha

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Subject: Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 1500 metres, 1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres, 1999 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres, IAAF World Cross Country Championships, 2003 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 1500 metres
Collection: 1978 Births, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 1996 Summer Olympics, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 2000 Summer Olympics, Athletes (Track and Field) at the 2004 Summer Olympics, Ethiopian Athletes, Ethiopian Long-Distance Runners, Ethiopian Marathon Runners, Ethiopian Middle-Distance Runners, Ethiopian Sportswomen, Female Long-Distance Runners, Female Marathon Runners, Female Middle-Distance Runners, Iaaf World Cross Country Championships Winners, Living People, Olympic Athletes of Ethiopia, World Championships in Athletics Athletes for Ethiopia, World Championships in Athletics Medalists
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Kutre Dulecha

Kutre Dulecha (born August 22, 1978 in Sidamo) is a middle distance runner from Ethiopia. She mainly competes in 1500 metres, where she set a world junior record in 1997. She became world indoor champion in 2004, Ethiopia's first ever women's 1500 m medalist at the championships. She won the women's short course at the 2000 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

International competitions

Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 800 metres
1995 All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe 1st 1500 metres
3rd 800 metres
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 3rd Short race
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 1500 metres
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 1500 metres
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 1st Short race
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 4th 1500 metres
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 2nd 1500 metres
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 1st 1500 metres
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 1500 metres
2005 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon

Personal bests

  • 800 metres - 1:59.37 (1999)
  • 1000 metres - 2:37.82 (1999)
  • 1500 metres - 3:58.43 (1998)
  • One mile - 4:39.04 (1997)
  • 15 kilometres - 50:28 (2005)
  • Half marathon - 1:10:54 (2005)
  • Marathon - 2:32:29 (2005)


  • Kutre Dulecha profile at IAAF
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