Mebrahtom Keflezighi

Track and Field

Name: Mebrahtom Keflezighi
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): Marathon
Height: 5-5
Weight: 125
DOB: 5/5/1975
Birthplace: Maekel
Hometown: Mammoth Lakes, Calif.
High School: San Diego High School (San Diego, Calif.) ‘94
College: University of California, Los Angeles ’98, Mass Communications and Business
Team/Club: New York Athletic Club
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2000, 2004, 2012, 2016); Olympic medalist (silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, 33rd (marathon)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, 4th (marathon)
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games, silver (marathon)
  • Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, 12th (10,000m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – 37th (50K)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2013, 2015 (50K)
  • Top finish: 37th (50K) – 2015
Other Career Highlights
  • 2014 Boston Marathon, 1st
  • 2009 New York City Marathon, 1st
  • 2005 New York City Marathon, 3rd
  • 2004 New York City Marathon, 2nd
  • 1999 Pan American Games, 5th (10,000m)
  • American 20-kilometer record holder (57:52)
Personal: Son of Russom and Awetash Keflezighi...Has 10 siblings, Ruth, Fitsum, Aklilu, Baghi, Merhawi, Bemnet, Adhanet, Fnann, Ziada and Admekom...Married Yordanos Asgedom on Nov. 19, 2005...Has three daughters, Sara, Fiyori and Yohana...Became a U.S. citizen on July 2, 1998…Interests include running, reading, biking, eating and socializing...Four-time NCAA champion (1997).

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