Genzebe Dibaba (born February 8, 1991 in Bekoji) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. She is the sister of 3 times Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba and Olympic silver medallist Ejegayehu Dibaba, and the cousin of former Olympic champion Derartu Tulu
Tirunesh Dibaba is an Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record holder photographed here at the 2012 New Balance Grand Prix. This a good example of a hand-panned shot taken at 1/50th sec.
"The Oromo ethnic group in Ethiopia must be one of the most athletically blessed on earth. The list of long distance running champions it has produced includes Haile Gebrselassie, Abebe Bikila, and Sileshi Sihene, as well as Dibaba sisters and Derartu Tulu." pp.80-81 Olympic and World Records 2012 by Keir Radnedge (Author),Hardback, pp- 62-82. An Official London 2012 Olympic Games Publicon
The Ethiopian town that's home to the world's greatest runners
The Ethiopian town that's home to the world's greatest runners! What do Kenenisa Bekele, Tirunesh Dibaba, Derartu Tulu and Fatuma Roba have in common, apart from being Olympic gold medal-winning runners? They all come from Bekoji in Ethiopia – and they were all trained by one man.
Town of Runners | A distanced and subtle observation of young runners in the Ethiopian highland town of Bekoji, famed for producing some of the worlds greatest distance athletes, including Tirunesh Dibaba, Kenenisa Bekele and Derartu Tulu. Director Jerry Rothwell follows two young girls, Hawi and Alemi, as they vie to follow in the footsteps of the Bekoji greats. Guided by Sentayhu Eshetu, the towns talent spotter and coach, the girls are driven by desire and aspiration ...