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Merima Denboba (born 21 August 1974 in Arsi) is an Ethiopian former long-distance runner, who specialized in the 5000 metres and cross-country running.

Denboba won the 2003 Oeiras International Cross Country, beating two-time champion Leah Malot in the process.[1] She also won the Cross Internacional de Itálica that year, and returned for a second victory in 2004. Medina now coaches the track and field team of Seattle Preparatory School

International competitionsEdit

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ethiopia
1991 World Cross Country Championships Antwerp, Belgium 18th Long race (6.425 km) 21:09
2nd Team competition 36 pts
1992 World Cross Country Championships Boston, United States 20th Long race (6.37 km) 22:02
3rd Team competition 96 pts
World Junior Championships Seoul, South Korea 5th 10,000 m 33:57.21
1993 World Cross Country Championships Amorebieta, Spain 19th Long race (6.35 km) 20:36
6th Team competition 122 pts
African Championships Durban, South Africa 2nd 3000 m 9:14.48
1994 World Cross Country Championships Budapest, Hungary 4th Long race (6.22 km) 20:57
2nd Team competition 65 pts
1995 World Cross Country Championships Durham, United Kingdom 7th Long race (6.47 km) 20:53
2nd Team competition 38 pts
1997 World Cross Country Championships Turin, Italy 6th Long race (6.6 km) 21:18
1st Team competition 24 pts
World Championships Athens, Greece 10th 5000 m 15:27.76
1998 World Cross Country Championships Marrakech, Morocco 4th Long race (8 km) 25:56
2nd Team competition 37 pts
African Championships Dakar, Senegal 3rd 5000 m 16:11.16
1999 World Cross Country Championships Belfast, United Kingdom 2nd Long race (8.012 km) 28:12
1st Team competition 18 pts
2000 World Cross Country Championships Vilamoura, Portugal 8th Long race (8.08 km) 26:23
1st Team competition 20 pts
African Championships Algiers, Algeria 3rd 5000 m 15:53.68
2001 World Cross Country Championships Ostend, Belgium 4th Short race (4.1 km) 15:04
1st Team competition 26 pts
8th Long race (7.7 km) 28:52
2nd Team competition 70 pts
World Championships Edmonton, Canada 13th 5000 m 15:41.09
2002 World Cross Country Championships Dublin, Ireland 6th Long race (7.974 km) 27:21
1st Team competition 28 pts
2003 World Cross Country Championships Lausanne, Switzerland 6th Short race (4.03 km) 12:52
2nd Team competition 24 pts
3rd Long race (7.92 km) 26:28
2nd Team competition 17 pts

Personal bestsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Costas, Paulo (2003-11-16). Bekele wins but is closely shadowed by Kigen. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.