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Selemon Barega Shirtaga (born 20 January 2000) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes primarily in the 5000 metres.[1] He represented his country at the 2017 World Championships finishing fifth in the final. He also won gold medals at the 2016 World U20 Championships and 2017 World U18 Championships. He finished 2nd on the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha on 30 September 2019 in 5000m.

Selemon Barega
Bydgoszcz 2016 IAAF World U20 Championships, 5000m men final11 23-07-2016.jpg
Selemon Barega in 2016
Personal information
Born (2000-01-20) 20 January 2000 (age 19)
Event(s)Long-distance running
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)3000 m: 7:32.17
2 miles: 8:08.69
5000 m: 12:43.02
10,000 m: 26:49.46

International competitionsEdit

Personal bestsEdit




  1. ^ Selemon Barega at IAAF
  2. ^ "Profile of Selemon BAREGA". Retrieved 15 August 2017.

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