From Youth Championships to World Records: The Rise of Ethiopian Runner Aregawi

Ethiopia’s Berihu Aregawi Sets Sights on World Cross Country Gold Ahead of Paris 2024 Olympics

In 2018, Aregawi achieved significant victories by winning the 3000m gold at the African Youth Games, securing silver at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, and earning the 10,000m bronze at the World U20 championship. These successes marked a breakthrough in his athletic career and set the stage for his future accomplishments.

The following year, Aregawi’s confidence received a boost when he won the Great Ethiopian 10km run, coming close to breaking the course record. This victory served as a stepping stone for him as he transitioned into competing at the senior level, where he faced tougher competition and greater challenges.

In 2021, Aregawi broke the world record in the 5km race on road, marking a significant milestone in his career. Additionally, a silver medal at Bathurst further solidified his aspirations of becoming one of the top athletes in his field.

Despite his achievements, Aregawi has faced some disappointments. In Tokyo’s debut Olympics he narrowly missed out on winning a medal with a fourth-place finish. He also fell short of securing his first World Championship medals in Oregon and Budapest, coming close but ultimately not reaching the podium. However these setbacks only made him more determined to achieve his goals and continue pushing himself to be better every day.

Reflecting on his accomplishments, Aregawi expressed gratitude for the valuable experiences gained from his races including multiple gold and bronze medals at National Cross Country events and a silver medal at World Cross Championships . Despite facing challenges and tough competition

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