S. Teferi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Senbere Teferi has competed in two Olympics, won silver at two world championships, and set a new world record in the 5K. She won the United Airlines NYC Half in 1:07:35, a new course record, and three months later she won the Mastercard New York Mini 10K in Central Park, also a new race record.

S. Teferi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

This year she set a new course record at the B.A.A. 5K and finished first at the Peachtree Road Race.

S. Teferi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Teferi finished in sixth place at the 5,000 metre event at both the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She won the adizero Road To Records event in Germany six weeks after racing in Tokyo, setting a new world record for the 5K with a time of 14 minutes, 29 seconds. She broke the previous record held by Sifan Hissan for women by 15 seconds.

While competing for the New York Road Runners for the first time, Teferi won the 2019 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K with a new course record time of 30:59, besting the 2014 mark of 31:17 established by Joyce Chepkirui. A Kenyan woman named Monicah Ngige came in second, one minute behind her.

In 2011, Teferi won the Ethiopian Athletics Championships over 1,500 metres, catapulting him to prominence; two years later, he won the national title over 5,000 metres. She moved her attention to cross country and was just as successful there, placing second in the senior race and first on the team at the 2015 World Championships despite suffering an injury the week before the competition. In the same year, she won silver in the 5,000-meter event at the World Championships.

Last Words

This past Saturday in Herzogenaurach, Germany, Agnes Tirop of Kenya won the 10 kilometre race and Senbere Teferi of Ethiopia won the 5 kilometre race, breaking two world records in the process.

Tirop, a two-time bronze medalist in the world 10,000 metres, won the 10 kilometre race in 30 minutes and one second, beating off Sheila Chepkirui by one second and shattering the record set by Morocco’s Asmae Leghzaoui 19 years ago by 28 seconds.