“Meet the Dibabas: The Fastest Family on the Planet”

Amazing Facts about the Dibaba Family!
Derartu Tulu who is the first African woman to win an Olympic gold is a cousin of the Dibaba sisters: Ejegayehu, Tirunesh, and Genzebe.
 
Below are some of what the Dibabas have accomplished representing Ethiopia in global championships.

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Olympic Games
1992: Derartu Tulu (cousin of the Dibaba sisters) – first ever Olympic gold (for Ethiopia and Africa) in 10,000m in Barcelona, Spain.
2000: Derartu Tulu – 10000m Gold in Sydney, Australia.
2004: Derartu Tulu – 10000m Bronze in Athens, Greece.
2004: Ejegayehu Dibaba – 10000m Silver in Athens, Greece.

2004: Tirunesh Dibaba – 5000m Bronze in Athens, Greece.

2008: Tirunesh Dibaba – 5000m Gold in Beijing, China.
2008: Tirunesh Dibaba – 10000m Gold in Beijing, China.
2012: Tirunesh Dibaba – 5000m Bronze in London, UK.
2012: Tirunesh Dibaba – 10000m Gold in London, UK
2016: Tirunesh Dibaba – 10000m Bronze in Rio de janeiro, Brazil.
2016: Genzebe Dibaba – 1500m Silver in Rio de janeiro, Brazil.
World Championships (Outdoors)
1995: Derartu Tulu – 10000m Silver in Gothenburg, Sweden.
2001: Derartu Tulue – 10000m Gold in Edminton, Canada.
2003: Tirunesh Dibaba – 5000m Gold in Paris, France.
2005: Tirunesh Dibaba – 5000m Gold in Helsinki, Finland.
2005: Tirunesh Dibaba – 10000m Gold in Helsinki, Finland.
2007: Tirunesh Dibaba – 10000m Gold in Osaka, Japan.
2013: Tirunesh Dibaba – 10000m Gold in Moscow, Russia.
2015: Genzebe Dibaba – 1500m Gold in Beijing, China.
World Championships (Indoors)

2012: Genzebe Dibaba – 1500m Gold in Istanbul, Turkey.

2014: Genzebe Dibaba – 3000m Gold in Sopot, Poland.
2016: Genzebe Dibaba – 3000m Gold in Oregon (Portland), USA.
African Championships
Gold medal – first place 2008 Addis Ababa 10,000 m
Gold medal – first place 2010 Nairobi 10,000 m
Silver medal – second place 2006 Bambous 5000 m
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World Cross Country Championships
2002: Tirunesh Dibaba – Silver in Dublin Junior race
2003: Tirunesh Dibaba – Gold in Lausanne Junior race
2004: Tirunesh Dibaba – Silver in Bruxelles Senior Short race
2005: Tirunesh Dibaba – Gold in Saint-Galmier Senior Short race
2005: Tirunesh Dibaba – Gold  Saint-Galmier Senior Long race
2006: Tirunesh Dibaba – Gold in Fukuoka Long race
2007: Tirunesh Dibaba – Silver Mombasa Senior race
2008: Tirunesh Dibaba – Gold in women’s senior race in Edinburgh, UK.
2008: Genzebe Dibaba – Gold in women’s junior race in Edinburgh, UK.
2009: Genzebe Dibaba – Gold in women’s junior race in Amman, Jordan.
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Note: The medals are not included here, but they also have won many medals from African Championships and team medals in cross country. These are only the medals they have won individually representing Ethiopia!
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