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Kutre Dulecha (born August 22, 1978 in Sidamo) is a middle distance runner from Ethiopia. She mainly competes in 1500 metres, where she set a world junior record in 1997. She became world indoor champion in 2004, Ethiopia's first ever women's 1500 m medalist at the championships. She won the women's short course at the 2000 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ethiopia
1994 World Junior Championships Lisbon, Portugal 3rd 800m 2:05.17
5th 1500m 4:17.39
1995 All-Africa Games Harare, Zimbabwe 1st 1500 metres 4:18.32
3rd 800 metres 2:02.26
1996 World Junior Championships Sydney, Australia 1st 1500m 4:08.65
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 3rd Short race (4 km) 12:37
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 3rd 1500 metres 4:00.96
All-Africa Games Johannesburg, South Africa 1st 1500 metres 4:18.33
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 1st Short race (4.18 km) 13:00
Summer Olympics Sydney, Australia 4th 1500 metres 4:05.33
IAAF Grand Prix Final Doha, Qatar 2nd 1500 metres 4:15.75
2003 All-Africa Games Abuja, Nigeria 1st 1500 metres 4:21.63
2004 World Indoor Championships Budapest, Hungary 1st 1500 metres 4:06.40
2005 Amsterdam Marathon Amsterdam, Netherlands 1st Marathon 2:30:05

Personal bestsEdit

  • 800 metres - 1:59.37 (1999)
  • 1000 metres - 2:37.82 (1999)
  • 1500 metres - 3:58.43 (1998)
  • One mile - 4:39.04 (1997)
  • 15 kilometres - 50:28 (2005)
  • Half marathon - 1:10:54 (2005)
  • Marathon - 2:32:29 (2005)

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