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List of popular female athletes from Ethiopia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Ethiopia has a rich history of competing in sports, and these are the famous females that make that competition so exciting. Some of the best Ethiopian female athletes in the world are listed below, some of who have represented Ethiopia in the Olympics. You can click on the names of these talented female athletes of Ethiopia in order to get more information about each one, such as the birthplace of the athlete and when they were born.

This list is made up of many different athletes, including Gelete Burka and Sentayehu Ejigu.

This list answers the questions, "What famous female athletes are from Ethiopia?" and "Who are the greatest female Ethiopian athletes?"
Tirunesh Dibaba is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Ethiopia
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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 ...more

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Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

Nationality: Ethiopia

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#19 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Meseret Defar is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Ethiopia
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Meseret Defar Tola is a female long-distance runner from Ethiopia who competes chiefly in the 3000 metres and 5000 metres events. She has won medals at top-tier international competitions including Olympic and World Championship gold medals over 5000 metres. She broke the world record in the event ...more

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Birthplace: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Nationality: Ethiopia

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#20 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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Getenesh Wami Degife is an Ethiopian former long-distance runner who competed in cross country, track, and road events. Her brother, Mulugeta Wami, is also a professional marathon runner. ...more

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Birthplace: Debre Berhan, Ethiopia

Nationality: Ethiopia

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Derartu Tulu is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Athletes from Ethiopia
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Derartu Tulu is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competed in track, cross country running, and road running up to the marathon distance. Derartu grew up tending cattle in the village of Bekoji in the highlands of Arsi Province, the same village as Kenenisa Bekele. Derartu is the first Ethiopian ...more

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Birthplace: Bekoji, Ethiopia

Nationality: Ethiopia

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#82 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

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