List of the most popular, renowned or famous athletes from Ethiopia. The list includes the most notable athletes from Ethiopia.
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10. Haile Gebrselassie – USD $1 Million
Haile Gebrselassie: is an Ethiopian long-distance track and road running athlete. He won two Olympic gold medals over 10,000 metres and four World Championship titles in the event. He won the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively and also had three straight wins at the Dubai Marathon.
Further to this, he won four world titles indoors and was the 2001 World Half Marathon Champion. Haile had major competition wins at distances between 1500 metres and the marathon, moving from outdoor, indoor and cross country running to road running in the latter part of his career.
9. Robel Teklemariam – USD $1 Million
Robel Zeimichael Teklemariam is an Ethiopian cross-country skier who has competed since 2006. Competing in two Winter Olympics, he earned his best finish of 83rd in the 15 km event at Turin in 2006. At the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2007 in Sapporo, Teklemariam finished 74th in the individual sprint and 104th in the 15 km event.
His best career finish was 25th in a lesser event at 15 km race in Switzerland in January 2010. Although he has lived in the United States since the age of 9, he has founded and heads the Ethiopian National Skiing Federation, and still speaks fluent Amharic.