Letesenbet Gidey is a professional athlete. She is a long-distance runner who has participated in many competitions and has won a number of medals by giving her best performances. In the year 2015 and 2017, she won the Cross Country World Championships and became the world champion.
According to the latest news, Letesenbet is the new world record holder of 5000m race. She, on October 7, 2020, at NN Valencia World Record Day ran five thousand meters in just 14:06:62 seconds. This is definitely a very proud moment for her, her family, and her country.
Know more about Letesenbet Gidey from the facts below.
Quick Facts: Letesenbet Gidey
|Birthday||March 20, 1998|
|Net Worth||$1 million -$5 million|
|Education||Local School in Ethopia|
Ethiopia’s Letesenbet Gidey broke the women’s 5,000m world record in Valencia, beating the previous best by more than four seconds. Gidey, 22, clocked 14 minutes 6.62 seconds to better the 14mins 11.15secs set by Tirunesh Dibaba in 2008.#LandOfOrigins #VisitEthiopia #staycurious pic.twitter.com/aneAVgnUWI
— Land of Origins (@Landoforigins) October 7, 2020
10 Facts On Letesenbet Gidey
- Letesenbet Gidey is a 22 years old young lady. She was born in the year 1998.
- According to the Letesenbet Wikipedia profile, she celebrates her birthday on the 20th day of March. And her star sign is Pisces.
- Letesenbet was born and raised in Endameskel, Tigray Region, Ethiopia and she hold the Ethiopian nationality. Her ethnicity is unknown.
- Although Letesenbet is an athlete, none of the sources have shared the details of her height, weight, and other body measurements.
- Talking about family, Letesenbet Gidey’s parents are farmers. More information about her parents is not available. However, we found out that, she has two sisters and two brothers.
- Initially, Letesenbet was interested in academics. Because of her physical capability, she had to represent her school as a runner in competitions after which she found out her hidden talent.
- Letesenbet’s first victory was in the year 2012 in Ethiopian School Championships where she won the 3000 meters + 2000 meter steeplechase.
- Until now, Letesenbet has won a total of 7 medals out of which fiver are gold medals, one is silver and two are bronze.
- Letesenbet has not shared about her dating life and boyfriend.
- You can find Letesenbet Gidey on Facebook. She is not active on other social media platforms.