Axumawit Embaye
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Axumawit Embaye
Axumawit Embaye
Personal information
Born (1994-10-18) 18 October 1994 (age 25)
Event(s)1500 metres

Axumawit Alem Embaye (Amharic: ?; born 18 October 1994) is an Ethiopian middle-distance runner, who specialises in the 1500 metres.

Axumawit made her first major appearances in 2012. She was runner-up in the 800 m at the Ethiopian junior championships and ended up seventh at the 2012 World Junior Championships in Athletics, recording a personal best of 4:12.92 minutes. She switched to the 1500 metres for the 2013 season and performed well on the European circuit. She ran a best of 4:09.11 minutes at the XL Galan indoors to place second and had a string of runner-up placings outdoors at the Bislett Games, Folksam Grand Prix and the KBC Night of Athletics (she set a personal best of 4:05.16 minutes at the latter event).[1]

Top three placings at the PSD Bank Meeting and Weltklasse in Karlsruhe at the start of the next year brought her a place on the team for the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in the 1500 metres event.[1] She was second to Abebe Aregawi in the heats and repeated that feat in the final;[2] although Abebe comfortably won the race, Axumawit stayed ahead of the rest of the pack to take the silver medal.[3]


  1. ^ a b Axumawit Embaye. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2014-03-09.
  2. ^ Minshull, Phil (2014-03-07). Report: women's 1500m heats - Sopot 2014. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-09.
  3. ^ Minshull, Phil (2014-03-08). Report: women's 1500m final - Sopot 2014. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-03-09.

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