Two years later she won the 5000 meters of the Pan-African Games and was third at the 1999 World Championships in Seville .
Shortly before the Olympic Games in 2000 , she set her 5000 meter best time of 14: 41.23 minutes. In Sydney she narrowly missed an Olympic medal and finished fourth in 14: 42.67 minutes behind Gabriela Szabo (ROM), Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL) and her compatriot Gete Wami .
The following year, she won again bronze over 5000 meters at the 2001 World Championships in Edmonton .
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Ethiopian long distance runner|
|DATE OF BIRTH||June 12, 1979|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Arsi (province)|