Sileshi Sihine

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Sileshi Sihine (Amharic: ስለሺ ስህነ; born January 29, 1983 in Sheno) is an Ethiopian long-distance athlete.

Sihine achieved a silver medal in the 10,000 m at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics as well as at the 2005 World Championships and 2007 World Championships as well as a bronze medal in 2003. He also picked up a silver medal in the 5000 m at the 2005 World Championships.

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Sihine began running at school, inspired by the achievements of his compatriot Haile Gebrselassie, and after success at junior level, he emerged as a leading senior athlete. He established himself as a competent cross country runner with consecutive wins at the Cross Internacional de Venta de Baños in 2002 and 2003.Valiente, Emeterio (2003-12-22). . IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-12-27.

Sileshi Sihine was one of the three Ethiopians, along with Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie who swept the gold, silver, bronze medals in the 10,000 m of 2003 World Championships. He took the 10,000 m gold at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games.

He won a silver medal in the 10000 m at the 2004 Athens Olympics, behind his compatriot Kenenisa Bekele. 2004 Athens...
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