Jan Meda International Cross Country

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Jan Meda International Cross Country
DateJanuary/February
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Event type Cross country
Distance12 km for men
8 km for women
8 km for junior men
6 km for junior women

The Jan Meda International Cross Country is an annual cross country running competition held at the Jan Meda Race Course in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Typically held in January or February, the event serves as the national championship for Ethiopia and doubles as the national trials for the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

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Matching the world programme, the Jan Meda International holds four races, with senior and junior (under-20) races for both sexes. Similarly, the event featured a senior men's and women's short race over 4 km from 1998 to 2006, when that was a World Championship distance. [1]

The same race course venue is used for the municipal Addis Ababa championships and the national cross country clubs championships. [2] [3] [4] The 2004 and 2009 editions of the national championships doubled as the East African Cross Country Championships. [5] [6]

Past senior race winners

EditionYearMen's winnerTime (m:s)Women's winnerTime (m:s)
13th1996 Habte Jifar 36:30 [7] Derartu Tulu 20:55 [8]
14th1997????
15th1998????
16th1999 Tesfaye Tola 36:20 [9] Gete Wami 27:50 [10]
17th2000?? Derartu Tulu [11] ?
18th2001 [12] Dejene Berhanu ? Gete Wami ?
19th2002 [13] Haile Gebrselassie 35:42 Leila Aman ?
20th2003 [1] Gebregziabher Gebremariam 35:32.10 Werknesh Kidane 27:02.82
21st2004 [5] Gebregziabher Gebremariam 36:52.64 Werknesh Kidane 28:14.44
22nd2005 [14] Abebe Dinkesa 35:17 Tirunesh Dibaba 26:46
23rd2006 [15] [16] Abebe Dinkesa 35:30 Meselech Melkamu 27:54
24th2007 [17] Tadese Tola 35:13.21 Meselech Melkamu 26:51.71
25th2008 [18] Abebe Dinkesa ? Gelete Burka 25:15
26th2009 [19] Gebregziabher Gebremariam 35:16 Wude Ayalew 27:18
27th2010 [20] Azmeraw Bekele 37:23 Meselech Melkamu 27:36
28th2011 [21] Hunegnaw Mesfin 32:20 Meselech Melkamu 21:23
29th2012????
30th2013 [22] Feyisa Lilesa 34:36 Hiwot Ayalew 26:22
31st2014 [23] Yassin Hassen 35:20.4 Genet Yalew 25:37.9
32nd2015 [24] Tamirat Tola 35:08 Genet Yalew 26:09
33rd2016 [25] Getaneh Molla 35:37 Enatnesh Alamirew 27:27
34th2017 [26] Getaneh Molla 30:57 Dera Dida 35:28
35th2018 [27] Enyew Mekonnen 31:01 Enatnesh Alamirew 35:32
36th2019 [28] Mogos Tuemay 31:16 Dera Dida 35:50
37th2020 [29] Nibret Melak 30:58 Tsigie Gebreselama 35:07
38th2021 [30] Nibret Melak 30:09 Zewditu Aderew 34:49

Short race

YearMen's winnerWomen's winner
1998??
1999 [31] Hailu Mekonnen Gete Wami
2000??
2001 Hailu Mekonnen Werknesh Kidane
2002 Kenenisa Bekele Werknesh Kidane
2003 Hailu Mekonnen Tirunesh Dibaba
2004 Dejene Berhanu Werknesh Kidane
2005 [32] Dejene Berhanu Meselech Melkamu
2006 Ali Abdosh Gelete Burka

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