Yebrgual Melese Arage (born Yebrgual Melese 18 April 1990 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) is an Ethiopian track and field athlete, who competes in marathon and long distance track events.

Yebrgual Melese
Yebrugal Meleses, Mulle Wasihun - Paris Half Marathon 2014 - 5325.jpg
Yebrugal Meleses, Mulle Wasihun - Paris Half Marathon 2014
Personal information
Birth nameYebrgual Melese
NationalityEthiopia
Born (1990-04-18) April 18, 1990 (age 29)
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Weight48 kg (106 lb)
Sport
CountryEthiopia
SportTrack and Field
Marathon
Event(s)10,000 metres,
Marathon
Turned pro2011
Achievements and titles
National finalsEthiopian Athletics Federation
2013 1st 10,000 m
Updated on 3 January 2019.

CareerEdit

Ethiopia’s Yebrgual Melese Arage smashed the course record at the 19th edition of the 2018 Shanghai International Marathon.[1][2]

At the 43rd Chevron Houston Marathon (2016) as Yebrgual Melese ran the second-fastest time ever by a woman in Houston.[3]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
10 km
2011 Ethiopian Athletics Federation
Track and Field Championships
Addis Ababa 6th 10 km 33:35.49
France Clermont-Ferrand Road 10 km Clermont-Ferrand 3rd 10 km 32:54
2013 Ethiopian Athletics Federation
Track and Field Championships
Addis Ababa 1st 10 km 33:32.63
Peachtree Road Race Atlanta 3rd 10 km 32:16
Beach to Beacon 10K Cape Elizabeth, Maine 4th 10 km 31:40
2015 Great Ethiopian Run Addis Ababa 2nd 10 km 33:11
Representing   Ethiopia
2013 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Senior women's race Bydgoszcz,
Województwo kujawsko-pomorskie,
Poland
29th 8 km 25:44
2015 All-Africa Games Brazzaville, Congo 3rd half marathon 1:12:42
Marathons Representing Nike
2014 Dubai Standard Chartered Marathon Dubai, United Arab Emirates 13th Marathon 2:29:46
Paris Marathon Paris, France 2nd Marathon 2:26:21
Gold Coast Airport Marathon Gold Coast, Australia 4th Marathon 2:32:49
2015 Houston Marathon Houston, Texas USA 1st Marathon 2:23:23
Prague Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 1st Marathon 2:23:49
Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois USA 2nd Marathon 2:23:43
2016 Paris Marathon Paris, France 5th Marathon 2:32:06
Chicago Marathon Chicago, Illinois USA 5th Marathon 2:24:49
2017 Dubai Standard Chartered Marathon Dubai, United Arab Emirates 3rd Marathon 2:23:13
Paris Marathon Paris, France 5th Marathon 2:22:51
Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany 2nd Marathon 2:24:30
2018 Dubai Standard Chartered Marathon Dubai, United Arab Emirates 3rd Marathon 2:19:36
Dongying Yellow River Marathon Dongying, China 2nd Marathon 2:27:47
Shanghai International Marathon Shanghai, China 1st Marathon 2:20:36
Half Marathons Representing Nike
2014 Paris Half Marathon Paris, France 1st Half Marathon 1:09:23
2015 Paris Half Marathon Paris, France 1st Half Marathon 1:09:54
Prague Half Marathon Prague, Czech Republic 2nd Half Marathon 1:08:21
2018 Portugal Half Marathon Lisbon, Portugal 1st Half Marathon 1:07:18

Personal bestsEdit

Distance Performance Location Date Notes
10,000 m Altitude 33:32.63 Addis Abeba 30 JUNE 2013
10,000 m 31:40 Cape Elizabeth, Maine 3 AUGUST 2013
Half marathon 1:07:18 Lisboa, Portugal 14 OCTOBER 2018 course record[4]
Marathon 2:19:36 Dubai, United Arab Emirates 26 JANUARY 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yebrgual Melese smashes the Shanghai International Marathon course record". Kenyan Athletics News. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Highlights of 2018 Shanghai International Marathon". China Daily News. November 18, 2018. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Ethiopia: Yebrgual Melese and Birhanu Gedefa Win in Houston As Ethiopians Sweep Again". Ethiopian Herald. January 19, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Melese runs 67:18 CR in Lisbon". Run Blog Run. October 16, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

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