Ethiopian long-distance runner who received the marathon in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico. He enlisted within the Imperial Bodyguard in 1951 and journeyed to Korea like a peacekeeper in 1953, providing in that capability until 1955. He arrived in fourth within the infamous 10,000-meters competition in the 1964 Summer time Olympics, that was won from the U.S.’s Billy Mills. He was created into an Oromo family members, a prominent, effective cultural group in Ethiopia. His 1st Olympic competition is at 1956, but he had not been within the 1960 video games where Abebe Bikila became the very first Ethiopian platinum medalist.