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Gidamis Shahanga (born September 4, 1957 in Katesh) is a retired Tanzanian long-distance runner who specialized in the 10,000 metres and the marathon race.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Tanzania
1978 Commonwealth Games Edmonton, Canada 1st Marathon 2:15:40
1979 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 2nd Marathon 2:36:46
1980 Olympic Games Moscow, Soviet Union 15th Marathon 2:16:47
1982 Commonwealth Games Brisbane, Australia 1st 10,000 m 28:10.15
6th Marathon 2:14:25
1983 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 5th 10,000 m 28:01.93
1984 Rotterdam Marathon Rotterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:11:12
Olympic Games Los Angeles, United States 22nd Marathon 2:16:27
1988 East and Central African Championships Nairobi, Kenya 1st 10,000 m 29:17.3
1990 Vienna Marathon Vienna, Austria 1st Marathon 2:09:28

External linksEdit

  • Gidamis Shahanga at IAAF
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Gidamis Shahanga". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2010-10-18. Invalid |url-status=no (help)