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Marhu Teferi, also known as Teferi Marhu[1] (born August 17, 1992) is an Ethiopian-born Israeli marathon runner who represented Israel at the 2016 Olympics in the marathon.[2]

Marhu Teferi
Berlin-Marathon 2015 Runners 32.jpg
Teferi at the 2015 Berlin Marathon
Personal information
Native name Teferi Marhu
National team  Israel
Born (1992-08-17) August 17, 1992 (age 25)
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 52 kg (115 lb)
Sport
Sport Running
Event(s) Marathon
Updated on 10 August 2016.

Teferi is an Israeli half marathon champion, having won the title in December 2015, ahead of Berihun We've and Israeli Olympian Ageze Guadie.[3][4]

Due to his 2:18.19 finish in the Rotterdam Marathon in April 2016, in which he came in 23rd, he qualified for the 2016 Olympics.[5][6]

He competed for Israel at the 2016 Summer Olympics in the marathon, and finished 74th out of 155 runners, with a time of 2:21:06.[7]

In January 2018, Teferi finished in second place (2:18.35) at the Tiberias marathon.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics - Teferi Marhu (Israel)". The-sports.org. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Who are the most notable people who are both black and Jewish?". Quora. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  3. ^ Ben, Almog (2016-04-24). "An Ethiopian Israeli's Run From His Trailer Home to the Rio Olympics - Sports". Haaretz. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  4. ^ "Israeli Olympic profiles: Marhu Teferi - Israel News". Jerusalem Post. 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
  5. ^ "Israeli Olympic profiles: Marhu Teferi - Israel News". Jerusalem Post. 2016-07-31. Retrieved 2016-08-06. 
  6. ^ "Resultados: Maratón de Rotterdam (Hombres) | Acicas Runner´s". Acicasrunmex.com. 2006-02-15. Retrieved 2016-08-11. 
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