Deresse Mekonnen

Deresse Mekonnen

Deresse Mekonnen (born 20 October 1987) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner who specializes in the 1500 metres. His first major international competition was the 2007 World Championships in Osaka where he finished 11th in the heats. His first major win came at the 2008 World Indoor Championships in Valencia at the 1500 m, where he was initially disqualified for a lane violation after winning the race. However, the Ethiopian Federation made an appeal, and the disqualification was reversed, giving Mekonnen the gold medal.


Year Tournament Venue Distance Time Result
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 1500 m 3:38.23 1

Personal bests


  • 1500 metres - 3:36.41 (2007)


  • 1500 metres - 3:34.02. (2008)


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