Ayele Abshero

Ayele Abshero

Athlete of Global Sports Communication

Date of Birth 28 December 1990
Country Ethiopia
Distance(s) Marathon
Sponsor Nike
Personal best(s)
Half Marathon 59:42
Marathon 2:04:23


Ayele Abshiro began running in order to follow in the footsteps of his older brother, Tessema Abshero. His first opportunity to represent Ethiopia at a major competition came at the 2008 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, where he became 2nd in the junior race. After running some years on the track, Ayele made his move to the marathon distance. He debuted in Dubai where he took the victory in a fast 2:04:23. This time made him the fourth fastest marathon athlete ever

Most significant results

2014 London Marathon 4th 2:06:31
2014 Egmond Half Marathon 1st 62:52
2013 Chicago Marathon 6th 2:10:10
2013 London Marathon 3rd 2:06:57
2012 Dubai Marathon 1st 2:04:23
2011 City Pier City Half Marathon 4th 59:42
2010 Seven hills race 15k 3rd 42:02
2009World Cross Country Championships, junior race1st
2008Seven Hills Race 15k1st42:17
2008World Cross Country Championships, junior race2nd