Guye Adola

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Guye Adola
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Personal information
Born (1990-10-20) October 20, 1990 (age 31)
Adola, Oromiya Region
Height180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Weight60 kg (132 lb)
Country Ethiopia
SportTrack and field
Event(s)Half Marathon, Marathon
Coached byGemedu Dedefo
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
Medal record

Guye Adola Idemo (born 20 October 1990) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who specialises in the half marathon.

Born in Adola in Ethiopia's Oromiya Region, he began training with Gianni Demadonna's group and came to prominence in 2014.[1] His first high level race was the Marrakech Half Marathon in January that year, which he won in a best of 61:26 minutes.[2] He then placed fourth at the Ethiopian half marathon championships.[3]

His international debut shortly followed and he was Ethiopia's best performer at the 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, taking the individual bronze medal in a personal best of 59:21 minutes to lead the Ethiopian men to third in the team competition.[4] Following his first major medals, he ran on the circuit and took third at the Giro Media Blenio in Switzerland and the Luanda Half Marathon in Angola.[5][6] He won the 2014 Delhi Half Marathon in New Delhi with his personal best of 59:06.[7]

In his marathon debut in the 2017 Berlin Marathon he challenged Eliud Kipchoge and came second with a finishing time of 2:03:46, the fastest marathon-debut ever.

In 2020, he competed in the men's race at the 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships held in Gdynia, Poland.[8]

In 2021, he won the men's race at the 2021 Berlin Marathon.[9]


  1. ^ Idemo Guye Adola. DeMadonna. Retrieved on 2014-10-20.
  2. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2014-03-28). Tadese going for unprecedented sixth win. Men's preview – IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-10-20.
  3. ^ Negash, Elshadai (2014-02-24). Zewde and Yalew take Ethiopian half-marathon titles in Addis Ababa. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-10-20.
  4. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2014-03-29). Kamworor surprises Tadese – IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-10-20.
  5. ^ Sampaolo, Diego (2014-04-21). Kangogo defeats quality field in Dongio 10km. IAAF. Retrieved on 2014-10-20.
  6. ^ Guya Adola. Tilastopaja. Retrieved on 2014-10-20.
  7. ^ prtzy (2014-11-24). Guye takes the crown at ADHM 2014
  8. ^ "Men's Half Marathon" (PDF). 2020 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  9. ^ Houston, Michael (26 September 2021). "Adola and Gebreslase win at Berlin Marathon as Bekele fails to threaten world record". Retrieved 26 September 2021.{{cite news}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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