Top 10 Richest Athletes in Ethiopia in 2020

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3. Tirunesh Dibaba

Tirunesh Dibaba: also known as Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene is an Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record, holder. She is the current World and Olympic 10,000 metres champion. She has won in total five world track titles and five world cross country titles. She is nicknamed the “Baby Faced Destroyer.” Born in the village of Bekoji, Dibaba was the 4th of 6 children. She was raised in the high-altitude Arsi in Ethiopia. She began doing athletics at the age of 14.

2. Kenenisa Bekele

Kenenisa Bekele is an Ethiopian long-distance runner, who holds the world record and Olympic record in both the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres events. He won a double at the 2008 Summer Olympics in these events; he also won the 2004 Olympic title over 10,000 m. He is married to Danawit Gebregziabher and has one brother Tariku Bekele. He is the most accomplished runner in IAAF World Cross Country Championships history, with six long course and five short course titles. He won the 10,000 m title at the World Championships in Athletics four times running from 2003 to 2009.

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