Gashaw Asfaw Melese (Amharic: ጋሻው አስፋው; born 26 September 1978) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.

Gashaw Asfaw Melese
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Personal information
Born (1978-09-26) 26 September 1978 (age 41)
SportLong-distance running

Ashaw won the silver medal at the 2003 All-Africa Games and finished fourteenth in the marathon at the 2007 World Championships. He has also participated in the 2005 edition, but did not finish the race.

His personal best marathon time is 2:08:03 hours, achieved in April 2006 in the Paris Marathon. In the half marathon his personal best time is 1:02:35 hours, achieved in September 2006 in Lille.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ethiopia
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 2nd Marathon 2:26:08
2004 Dubai Marathon Dubai, United Arab Emirates 1st Marathon 2:12:49
2006 Paris Marathon Paris, France 1st Marathon 2:08:03
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 14th Marathon 2:20:58