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Dejene Berhanu is a professional runner from Ethiopia. He is best known for his success in the 10,000 meters, having won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. He also won the bronze medal in the 5,000 meters at the same Olympics. Berhanu was born in the town of Ambo in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. He began running at the age of 12 and was soon competing in local races. He was selected to join the Ethiopian national team in 2004 and competed in his first international race in 2005. Berhanu has won numerous medals at international competitions, including gold medals at the African Championships in Athletics in 2008 and 2010, and a silver medal at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in 2009. He also won the bronze medal in the 10,000 meters at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics. Berhanu is married and has two children. He currently lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Born 12 December 1980
Birthday 12 December
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Date of death August 29, 2010 Ethiopia
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Nationality Ethiopian

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Dejene Berhanu Height, Weight & Measurements

At 42 years old, Dejene Berhanu height is 1.84 m and Weight 64 kg.

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Height 1.84 m
Weight 64 kg
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He is currently single. He is not dating anyone. We don't have much information about He's past relationship and any previous engaged. According to our Database, He has no children.

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Dejene Berhanu Net Worth

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Net Worth in 2023 $1 Million - $5 Million
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Berhanu died August 29, 2010 in Ethiopia, at age 29. The cause of death was suicide.


In 2006, Berhanu turned to focus on the marathon. He eschewed cross country for the Rotterdam Marathon, where he finished fourth in a time of 2:08:46. He ran the Chicago Marathon in the fall as a last-minute replacement for favourite Felix Limo. Running with the leaders through the halfway mark in a blistering 63:15, Berhanu faded after 30 km and finished 9th in a time of 2:12:27.


Berhanu finished 11th in the short race at the 2004 World Cross Country Championships and 5th in the 5000 at the Athens Olympics. He followed that up with a pair of strong finishes at the World Cross Country Championships the next year. Berhanu was 7th in the short race and 6th in the long race. He ran in the 5000 again at the World Championships at Helsinki, finishing 8th.


Dejene Berhanu (December 12, 1980 – August 29, 2010) was a male Ethiopian runner, who specialized in the 5000 metres.