Dieudonné Disi

Dieudonné Disi (right) in 2007

Dieudonné Disi (born 24 November 1980 in Ntyazo, Butare) is a Rwandan long-distance and cross country runner.

In 2009 he competed in the marathon at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, but pulled out at the 28 km mark due to an injury. He rebounded after this with a series of victories in October, winning the 10,000 metres race at the Jeux de la Francophonie, the 20 Kilometres de Paris two weeks later, then equalling the course record at the Reims Half Marathon.[1]

Competition recordEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Rwanda
1999 All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 19th 5000 m 14:45.16
2002 African Championships Radès, Tunisia 13th 5000 m 14:05.58
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 8th 10,000 m 28:37.69
2004 World Cross Country Championships Brussels, Belgium 18th Long race
African Championships Brazzaville, Congo 4th 10,000 m 28:39.26
Olympic Games Athens, Greece 17th 10,000 m 28:43.19
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 17th 10,000 m 27:53.51
Jeux de la Francophonie Niamey, Niger 3rd 5000 m 14:16.41
1st 10,000 m 29:17.11
2006 World Indoor Championships Moscow, Russia 17th (h) 3000 m 8:01.73
World Road Running Championships Debrecen, Hungary 9th 20 km
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 16th (h) 5000 m 13:47.30
World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy 6th 20 km 59:32 (NR)
2008 World Half Marathon Championships Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 6th Half Marathon 1:03:03
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany Marathon DNF
Marseille-Cassis Classique Internationale Marseille, France 1st Half Marathon 1:00:21
Jeux de la Francophonie Beirut, Lebanon 1st 10,000 m 29:38.68
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India Marathon DNF
2014 Commonwealth Games Glasgow, United Kingdom 18th Marathon 2:19:14

Personal bestsEdit


  1. ^ Vazel, P-J (2009-10-22). Disi, the pre-race favourite in Marseille – PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-10-22.

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