Lemecha Girma

Lamecha Girma

My Story

 Lamecha Girma is a world-class athlete specializing in middle and long-distance running. Born
on November 16, 2000, in Oromia, Ethiopia, Lamecha’s passion for running has been evident
since his early years. With a combination of natural talent, hard work, and determination, he has
quickly risen through the ranks of international athletics, making a name for himself as one of
the brightest young talents in the sport.
Lamecha’s powerful strides and exceptional stamina allow him to excel in events such as the
3000m steeplechase and 3000m, where his tactical acumen and competitive spirit shine
through. As a proud representative of Ethiopia, Lamecha is fueled by the desire to inspire future
generations of athletes from his homeland and beyond.
His humility, sportsmanship, and unwavering commitment to his craft have earned him respect
and admiration from fans, teammates, and competitors alike. As Lamecha Girma continues to
break boundaries and set new records, his legacy as a trailblazer in athletics is only just
beginning

COMPETITION HIGHLIGHTS

2019
# He won the bronze medal in the 3000 m steeplechase at the African Under-20 Championships in Abidjan, Ivory Coast
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# Later that year, he made his debut at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, where he set a new Ethiopian national record of 8:01.36 and won the silver medal.

●    2021

# He competed at the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, where he again claimed the silver medal with a time of 8:10.38

●    2022
# He won another silver medal at the World Indoor Championships in Belgrade, Serbia, running 7:41.63 in the 3000 m.
# A few months later, he participated in the World Athletics Championships in Eugene, Oregon, where he repeated his silver medal performance in the 3000 m steeplechase, clocking 8:26.01.
# He Won Diamond League meetings in Ostrava at 7:58.68.
# He Won Diamond League Rome at 7:59.23 respectively
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●    2023

# He broke the world indoor 3000 m record at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais in Liévin, France, with a sensational time of 7:23.81, beating the previous mark held by Daniel Komen of Kenya since 1998 by more than a second.

# Won the Doha Diamond League in the 3000 meters on May 5, 2023, with a time of 7:26.18, which is an Ethiopian record and the eighth-fastest time in history.

# On June 9, at the Paris Diamond League, he shattered the 3000m steeplechase world record with a remarkable time of seven minutes and 52.11 seconds, surpassing the previous mark of 7:53.63 set by Saif Saaeed Shaheen of Qatar in Brussels on September 3, 2004.

 

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