Ethiopian runner and three-time Olympic precious metal medalist. She also gained two bronze medals, one in 2004 and one in 2012. She competed in her initial International monitor event through the 2001 IAAF Globe CROSS-COUNTRY Championships. She gained two silver medals for the 10,000 metre and 5,000 metre works on the 2008 Olympics. Her sister Ejegayehu Dibaba gained a sterling silver medal on the 2004 Olympics. She competed in the 2008 Olympics where swimmer Michael Phelps gained 8 silver medals.