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Merima Denboba

Merima Denboba (born 21 August 1974 in Arsi) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner, who specializes in the 5000 metres and cross-country running.

Denboba won the 2003 Oeiras International Cross Country, beating two time champion Leah Malot in the process.[1] She also won the Cross Internacional de Itálica that year, and returned for a second victory in 2004.


  • Achievements 1
    • Personal bests 1.1
  • References 2
  • External links 3


Year Tournament Venue Result Extra
1991 World Cross Country Championships Antwerp, Belgium 18th Long race
2nd Team competition
1992 World Cross Country Championships Boston, United States 20th Long race
3rd Team competition
World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 5th 10,000 m
1993 World Cross Country Championships Amorebieta, Spain 19th Long race
6th Team competition
African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd 3000 m
1994 World Cross Country Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th Long race
2nd Team competition
1995 World Cross Country Championships Durham, England 7th Long race
2nd Team competition
1997 World Cross Country Championships Turin, Italy 6th Long race
1st Team competition
World Championships Athens, Greece 10th 5000 m
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 4th Long race
2nd Team competition
African Championships Dakar, Senegal 3rd 5000 m
1999 World Cross Country Championships Belfast, Northern Ireland 2nd Long race
1st Team competition
2000 World Cross Country Championships Belfast, Northern Ireland 8th Long race
1st Team competition
African Championships Algiers, Algeria 3rd 5000 m
2001 World Cross Country Championships Ostend, Belgium 4th Short race
1st Team competition
8th Long race
2nd Team competition
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th 5000 m
2002 World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 6th Long race
1st Team competition
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 6th Short race
2nd Team competition
3rd Long race
2nd Team competition

Personal bests


  1. ^ Costas, Paulo (2003-11-16). Bekele wins but is closely shadowed by Kigen. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.

External links

  • Merima Denboba profile at IAAF
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