Abera Kuma

Abera Kuma

Athlete of Global Sports Communication

Date of Birth 31 August 1990
Country Ethiopia
Distance(s) Marathon
Sponsor Nike

Personal best(s)

5000m 13:00.15 2011
10.000m 26:52.85 2013
Half Marathon 60:19 2012
Marathon 2:05:56 2014


Abera Kuma started his athletics career on the track, which was successful with two fifth places at the World Championships. He represented his country at the 2011 World Championships in Daegu where he became fifth in the 5000m final. At the World Championships in Moscow he became fifth again, but this time in the 10.000m final. In 2012 he made his half marathon debut in Birmingham, where he finished second behind Micah Kogo but ahead of Zersenay Tadese. He won his next half marathon in Egmond, which is a race along the course and through the dunes and he took a podium place in Lisbon half marathon.

Abera Kuma made his first steps into marathon running in Dubai in 2014, he was in the leading group till 36k but couldn’t keep up with them till the finish line. But Abera made a huge jump forward by running 2:05:56 in the fall in Berlin. His training with the strong athletes Tsegaye Kebede and Ayele Abshero really paid off.

His biggest victory so far was at the 2015 Rotterdam marathon where he won in 2:06:47.

Most significant results

2015 Rotterdam Marathon 1st 2:06:47
2014 Berlin Marathon 3rd 2:05:56
2014 Dubai Marathon 11th 2:09:53
2013 World Championships Moscow 10.000m 5th 27:25.27
2013 Diamond League Eugene 10.000m 3rd 27:13.10
2013 Sollentuna 10.000m 2nd 26:52.85
2013 Egmond half marathon 1st 42:01
2012 Seven hills race 15k, Nijmegen 2nd 42:01
2012 Great Birmingham Run, half marathon 2nd 60:19
2011 Ethiopian Championships 5000m 1st 13:40.00
2011 World Championships Daegu 5000m 5th 13:25.50
2009 African Junior Championships 5000m 1st 13:42.53