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Mohammed Aman Geleto (Amharic: መሀመድ አማን; born 10 January 1994) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner. Born in Asella, he is the winner of the 800-meter final at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Aman also won consecutive 800 m titles at the 2009 and 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships.

Mohammed Aman
Mohammed Aman Istanbul 2012.jpg
Aman at the 2012 World Indoor Championships
Personal information
Born (1994-01-10) 10 January 1994 (age 25)
Height1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight55 kg (121 lb)
Event(s)800 metres, 1000 metres
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)800 metres 1:42.37[1]
1500 metres: 3:43.52[1]
Mile: 3:57.14[1]


Running careerEdit

Aman was the inaugural winner of the 1000 metres race at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. He won a silver medal in the 800 m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, finishing behind Leonard Kirwa Kosencha who set a world youth best.[2][3] He ran an Ethiopian record to win his semi-final heat at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but finished last in the event final.

In September he improved his Ethiopian record to 1:43.37 minutes (establishing the world youth best that remains today) behind David Rudisha at the Rieti Meeting, then ended Rudisha's 34-meet winning streak at the Notturna di Milano, beating him by seven hundredths of a second in a time of 1:43.50 minutes.[4]

He won 800 m final in the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul as the youngest gold medalist athlete.

He finished 6th in the 800 metres at the 2017 World Championships held in London.[5]

Competition recordEdit

Personal bestEdit

Performance Date Place
800 m 1:42.37 7 September 2013 Brussels
1000 m 2:19.54 22 August 2010 Singapore
1500 m 3:43.52 12 June 2011 Brazzaville
One Mile 3:57.14 4 June 2011 Eugene, OR


  1. ^ a b c All-Athletics. "Profile of Mohammed Aman".
  2. ^ "Kosencha blazes 1:44.08 World Youth record in 800m". Universal Sports. 9 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Kosencha blazes 1:44.08 World Youth best". IAAF. 9 July 2011.
  4. ^ "David Rudisha suffers rare loss in 800m at Milan Notturna meet". ESPN. 18 September 2011.
  5. ^ "800 Metres Men - Final" (PDF). 8 August 2017.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
  Leonard Kirwa Kosencha
Boys' World Youth Best Holder, 800 metres
10 September 2011 – present