Yenew Alamirew

Yenew Alamirew Getahun (born 27 May 1990 in Tilili, Amhara)[1] is an Ethiopian middle and long-distance runner. He represented his country at the 2012 Summer Olympics as well as two indoor and one outdoor World Championships.

Yenew Alamirew
Yenew Alamirew 2012.jpg
Alamirew at the 2012 Olympics
Personal information
Full nameYenew Alamirew Getahun
Born27 May 1990 (1990-05-27) (age 32)
Tilili, Amhara, Ethiopia
Medal record
Men's athletics
Representing  Ethiopia
Diamond League
Winner 2013 5000 m

Yenew was the 2013 Diamond League winner for the 5000 metres. His two younger brothers Yibel and Engida are also runners.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing   Ethiopia
2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 2nd 5000 m 13:43.33
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 9th 3000 m 7:45.15
Olympic Games London, United Kingdom 12th 5000 m 13:49.68
2013 World Championships Moscow, Russia 9th 5000 m 13:31.27
2014 African Championships Marrakech, Morocco 5th 5000 m 13:45.86
2016 World Indoor Championships Portland, United States 12th 3000 m 8:12.54


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Yenew Alamirew". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2 December 2016. Retrieved 21 December 2019.

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