Abebe Mekonnen

Abebe Mekonnen (born 16 October 1964) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.

Abebe Mekonnen

Mekkonen was the winner of the 93rd Boston Marathon in 1989.[1] He also competed for Ethiopia in the 1992 Olympics and 1996 Olympics in the marathon. He did not finish in the 1992 games and finished 81st with a time of 2:29:45 in the 1996 Summer Olympics.

Mekonnen has the most sub 2:15 marathons of anyone: 32 in all.[2] When he ran his 28th sub-2:15 marathon he broke the record set by Bill Rodgers.[3]

His best time was 2:07:35 in the 1988 Beijing Marathon, which is still course record.

AchievementsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ethiopia
1984 Friendship Games Moscow, Soviet Union 2nd Marathon 2:11:30
1985 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 4th Marathon 2:12:39
1985 World Marathon Cup Hiroshima, Japan 5th Marathon 2:09:05
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 7th Marathon 2:13:23
1986 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 3rd Marathon 2:08:39
Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:09:08
Marathon Oasis de Montreal Montréal, Canada 1st Marathon 2:10:31
1987 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 3rd Marathon 2:11:54
Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:11:09
All-Africa Games Nairobi, Kenya 2nd 10,000 m 28:58.70
World Championships Rome, Italy Marathon DNF
1988 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:08:33
Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 4th Marathon 2:09:33
Beijing Marathon Beijing, PR China 1st Marathon 2:07:35
1989 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st Marathon 2:09:06
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 7th Marathon 2:14:29
1990 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 2nd Marathon 2:11:52
1991 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:10:26
Boston Marathon Boston, United States 2nd Marathon 2:11:22
World Championships Tokyo, Japan Marathon DNF
Fukuoka Marathon Fukuoka, Japan 4th Marathon 2:11:39
1992 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 8th Marathon 2:13:09
Olympic Games Barcelona, Spain Marathon DNF
1993 Tokyo Marathon Tokyo, Japan 1st Marathon 2:12:00
World Championships Stuttgart, Germany Marathon DNF
1994 Tokyo International Marathon Tokyo, Japan 5th Marathon 2:12:13
London Marathon London, United Kingdom 2nd Marathon 2:09:17
Beijing Marathon Beijing, China 2nd Marathon 2:11:33
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 47th Marathon 2:32:35
1996 Lake Biwa Marathon Ōtsu, Japan 3rd Marathon 2:11:55
Boston Marathon Boston, United States 6th Marathon 2:10:21
Olympic Games Atlanta, United States 81st Marathon 2:29:45
Beijing Marathon Beijing, China 7th Marathon 2:13:21
1997 Seoul International Marathon Seoul, South Korea 3rd Marathon 2:12:45
Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 5th Marathon 2:08:46
Chuncheon Marathon Chuncheon, South Korea 4th Marathon 2:10:27
1998 Tiberias Marathon Sea of Gallilee, Israel 2nd Marathon 2:14:09
London Marathon London, United Kingdom 5th Marathon 2:09:52
Berlin Marathon Berlin, Germany 8th Marathon 2:12:13

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