SILESHI Sihine (sih-LEH-shee sih-HIN), Ethiopia (5000m/10,000m/cross country)

Born 29 January 1983, Sheno, Ethiopia. (75 km from Addis Ababa),  Lives in Addis Ababa. Stays in Nijmegen, Netherlands, between European competitions.,  Manager: Jos Hermens.  Coach: Dr. Wolde-Meskel Kostre, Tolossa Kotu.  Club: Corrections Police.

Sofia Assefa, Ethiopia (3000m Steeplechase)

Born: 14 November 1987, Tenta District, South Wollo,  Team: Ethiopian Bank
Club coach: Kassu Alemayehu,  National coach: Shambel Yohannes Mohammed

TARIKU Bekele, Ethiopia (3000m/5000m/Cross Country)

Born 28 February 1987, outside Bekoji (Derartu Tulu’s hometown) Arsi Province, Ethiopia

Lives in Addis Ababa, Manager: Federico Rosa,  Coach: Hussein Shibo (national)

Club: Muger Cement Factory

Meseret Defar, Ethiopia (3000m/5000m/10,000m)

Born 19 November 1983, near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. , Lives in Addis Ababa.  Height: 1.55m    Weight: 45kg

Club: Banks. Coach: Hussein Shibo, Yilma Berta (head coach) Manager: Mark Wetmore

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