Gete Wami (right) at the 2008 New York City Marathon
|2000 Sydney||10,000 m|
|1996 Atlanta||10,000 m|
|2000 Sydney||5000 m|
|1999 Seville||10,000 m|
|2001 Edmonton||10,000 m|
Gete won gold medal at the 1999 World Championships in Seville, timing 30:24.56, which was a new African record and Championships Record. She also won the 10,000 m gold medal at the 1999 All-Africa Games that year. She is a two-time winner of the IAAF World Cross Country Championships, having taken the long race title in 1996 and then the short race title in 2001.
Gete won the 2006 Berlin Marathon, finishing in front of Salina Kosgei and Monika Drybulska on September 24. She was expected to beat the world record over 15 km during the Zevenheuvelenloop in and around Nijmegen on 19 November 2006, but failed. Gete finished in second position during the race, nine seconds behind Mestewat Tufa, who finished in 47:22.
In 2007, Gete won the Berlin Marathon again. She competed in the New York Marathon thirty-five days later and she finished 23 seconds behind Paula Radcliffe. Her second-place finish gave her the World Marathon Majors Series Title, earning herself the $500,000 jackpot.
The last outing of her career came at the 2009 London Marathon, where her run of 2:26:54 hours brought her ninth place.
|1992||World Junior Championships||Seoul, South Korea||2nd||10,000 m||32:41.57|
|1995||World Championships||Gothenburg, Sweden||18th||10,000 m||32:56.94|
|1996||Olympic Games||Atlanta, United States||3rd||10,000 m||31:06.65|
|1997||World Championships||Athens, Greece||—||10,000 m||DNF|
|1999||World Championships||Sevilla, Spain||1st||10,000 m||30:24.56|
|2000||Olympic Games||Sydney, Australia||3rd||5000 m||14:42.23|
|2001||World Championships||Edmonton, Canada||3rd||10,000 m||31:49.98|
|2008||Olympic Games||Beijing, China||—||Marathon||DNF|
|2002||Amsterdam Marathon||Amsterdam, Netherlands||1st||Marathon|
|2005||San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon||San Diego, United States||1st||Marathon|
|2006||Berlin Marathon||Berlin, Germany||1st||Marathon|
|2007||Berlin Marathon||Berlin, Germany||1st||Marathon|
|New York City Marathon||New York City, United States||2nd||Marathon|
|World Marathon Majors||Series||1st||Marathon|
- Gete Wami Archived October 29, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. Sports Reference. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- Wami en Deriba winnaars in Egmond, Butter en Borst leveren knappe prestatie ‹See Tfd›(in Dutch). Losse Veter (13 January 2008). Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- "Gete Wami shines again in the 10,000m". IAAF. 20 September 1999. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
- World-leading 2:05:56 for Gebrselassie in Berlin, iaaf.org, 24 September 2006
- Radcliffe, Wami Steal Show in New York, Runners Web, 6 November 2007.