Sentayehu Ejigu

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Sentayehu Ejigu (born 21 June 1985 in Debre Markos, Amhara Region) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner, who specializes in the 3000 and 5000 metres. She represented Ethiopia at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

After narrowly missing out on medals at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships and 2009 World Championships, she made her breakthrough in 2010, winning bronze medals at the African Championships in Athletics and World Indoors. She was the silver medallist at the 2010 IAAF Continental Cup.

She is the third fastest of all-time over 3000 m indoors with her best of 8:25.27 minutes.. IAAF (2010-12-22). Retrieved on 2011-02-20.. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-20.. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-20.


As a child, her quick feet made her the natural messenger-girl for the family errands and she soon took up running at school. She began entering competitions and her immediate success led to a move to Addis Ababa to train with the Banks Running Club. Despite her talent, she often was runner-up to her club mate Meseret Defar – who went on to win Olympic gold in the 5000 metres.Yohannes, Sabrina (2009-03-23). . IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-20.

Sentayehu made her international championship debut at the......
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