Birhanu Balew BRN   
Date of birth: 27 February 96
Age: 28 years 49 days
Height: 167 cm
Weight: 54 kg
Former allegiance: ETH -> 8 Oct 2014
5000m 6th at Olympic Games 2021
Cross Country Long Team Competition 6th at World Championships 2019
5000m Olympic finalist 2016
5000m World Championships finalist 2019
5000m World Championships finalist 2017
10,000m World Championships finalist 2023
5000m Asian Games Champion 2023
5000m Asian Games Champion 2018
10,000m Asian Games Champion 2023
5000m Asian Champion 2019
5000m World Junior Alltime no. 427 13:39.65 Qatif 25 Oct 2015
2000m World Indoor Alltime no. 44 5:00.34 Liévin 10 Feb 2019
Two Miles World Alltime no. 105 8:20.56 Stanford CA 30 Jun 2019
Half Marathon World Alltime no. 1668 1:01:44 Manama 11 Dec 2021
10,000m World Alltime no. 106 27:07.49 Ostrava 19 May 2021
5000m World Alltime no. 79 12:56.26 Roma 6 Jun 2019
3000m World Indoor Alltime no. 21 7:31.77 Liévin 17 Feb 2022
3000m World Alltime no. 95 7:33.05 Oslo 1 Jul 2021
10km, Road World Alltime no. 15 26:57 Valencia 14 Jan 2024
5km, Road World Alltime no. 10 13:05 Al Khobar 9 Dec 2023

PROGRESSION

Personal bests in BOLD.

 
2000m
Indoor Alltime  Show/hide
2019  5:00.34iw   AR 1Liévin10 Feb
 
3000m
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2015  8:19.51w    2Halluin24 Jun
2016  7:44.29w    3Berlin3 Sep
2017  7:52.98w    14Doha5 May
2018  7:34.26w    2Rabat13 Jul
2019  7:37.37w    5Oslo13 Jun
2021  7:33.05w    4Oslo1 Jul
Indoor Alltime  Show/hide
2016  7:46.15iw    3Sabadell19 Feb
2018  7:44.03iw    4h1Birmingham2 Mar
2019  7:46.00iw    1Mondeville2 Feb
2020  7:34.58iw   AR 3Liévin19 Feb
2021  7:37.99iw    5Liévin9 Feb
2022  7:31.77iw   AR 4Liévin17 Feb
2023  7:33.42iw    4Liévin15 Feb
 
Two Miles
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2018  8:21.54w    3Eugene OR25 May
2019  8:20.56w    10Stanford CA30 Jun
 
5000m
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2015  13:39.65w    2Qatif25 Oct
2016  13:09.26w    9Rio de Janeiro20 Aug
2017  13:09.93w    1Heusden22 Jul
2018  13:01.09w    1Lausanne5 Jul
2019  12:56.26w    4Roma6 Jun
2021  12:57.71w    7Firenze10 Jun
2023  13:01.41w    6Lausanne30 Jun
 
10,000m
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2017  31:16.51w    1Doha25 Apr
2021  27:07.49w   NR 2Ostrava19 May
2023  28:08.03w    10Budapest20 Aug
 
5km, Road
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2022  13:07w   AR 4Herzogenaurach30 Apr
2023  13:05w   AR 2Al Khobar9 Dec
2024  13:07w    1Lille17 Mar
 
10km, Road
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2016  31:25w    3Volubilis8 May
2017  30:13w    4Dubai20 Jan
2018  29:01w    1Abu Dhabi24 Mar
2021  28:20w    11Herzogenaurach12 Sep
2022  28:44w    14Houilles18 Dec
2023  28:25w    2Jaén14 Jan
2024  26:57w   AR 2Valencia14 Jan
 
15km, Road
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2016  43:19w    1Le Puy-en-Velay1 May
2017  45:06w    4São Paulo31 Dec
 
Half Marathon
Outdoor Alltime  Show/hide
2016  1:04:54w    8Casablanca15 May
2017  1:01:45w    1Al-Kuwait14 Jan
2021  1:01:44w    11Manama11 Dec

IN MAJOR EVENTS

 
Outdoor
3000m
Cont Cup 2018: DNF
5000m
OG 2016: 913:09.26 4h213:19.83
WC 2017: 1213:43.25 2h213:21.91
AsianG 2018: 113:43.17
AsC 2019: 113:37.42
WC 2019: 913:14.66 6h113:25.70
OG 2021: 613:03.20 5h113:39.42
AsianG 2023: 113:17.40
WC 2023: 15h113:41.00
10,000m
AsianG 2023: 128:13.62
WC 2023: 1028:08.03
Cross Country Long Team Competition
WC 2019: 6155.00
Cross Country
WC 2017: 2730:04A
WC 2019: 1933:08
 
Indoor
3000m
WC 2018: 108:18.89 4h17:44.03

PERSONAL BESTS

note: click on event name to get head to head stats against another athlete,
click on indoor/outdoor to see PB progression.

 
2000m
Winstreak: 1 (finals)  Show/hide   
Indoor5:00.34    ARLiévin10 Feb 2019
 
3000m
Outdoor7:33.05    Oslo1 Jul 2021
Indoor7:31.77    ARLiévin17 Feb 2022
 
Two Miles
Outdoor8:20.56    Stanford CA30 Jun 2019
 
5000m
Winstreak: 1 (finals)  Show/hide   
races under 13 minutes: 2   
Outdoor12:56.26    Roma6 Jun 2019
 
10,000m
Winstreak: 1 (finals)  Show/hide   
races under 27:30.00: 1   
Outdoor27:07.49    NROstrava19 May 2021
 
5km, Road
Winstreak: 1 (finals)  Show/hide   
Outdoor13:05    ARAl Khobar9 Dec 2023
 
10km, Road
Outdoor26:57    ARValencia14 Jan 2024
 
15km, Road
Outdoor43:19    Le Puy-en-Velay1 May 2016
 
Half Marathon
Outdoor1:01:44    Manama11 Dec 2021

AVERAGES & 10 BEST RESULTS


5000m, 10 best results (legal):
12:56.26   4Roma6 Jun 2019
12:57.71   7Firenze10 Jun 2021
13:01.09   1Lausanne5 Jul 2018
13:01.41   6Lausanne30 Jun 2023
13:03.20   6Tokyo6 Aug 2021
13:04.25   2Stockholm/S10 Jun 2018
13:05.04   4Shanghai18 May 2019
13:05.29   4Montesson10 Jun 2023
13:09.26   9Rio de Janeiro20 Aug 2016
13:09.64   1Shanghai12 May 2018
 
Average: 13:03.3150000000001
 

3000m, 10 best results (legal):
7:31.77i  4Liévin17 Feb 2022
7:33.05   4Oslo1 Jul 2021
7:33.42i  4Liévin15 Feb 2023
7:34.26   2Rabat13 Jul 2018
7:34.58i  3Liévin19 Feb 2020
7:36.94   4Lausanne26 Aug 2021
7:37.37   5Oslo13 Jun 2019
7:37.99i  5Liévin9 Feb 2021
7:38.25   2Ostrava13 Jun 2018
7:38.67i  4Düsseldorf4 Feb 2020
 
Average: 7:35.63
 

Cross Country, 10 best results (legal):
30.53   1Leffrinckoucke19 Nov 2017
23:25   2Bydgoszcz23 Oct 2022
26:00   8Atapuerca11 Nov 2018
26:39   7Leffrinckoucke27 Nov 2016
27:41   4Allonnes20 Nov 2016
27:59   46Atapuerca14 Nov 2021
28:35   1Yecla17 Dec 2017
28:42   2San Giorgio su Legnano6 Jan 2023
28:54   1Yecla16 Dec 2018
29:42   1Belfast19 Jan 2019
 
Average: 9.497
Average: 24:48.753
 

Total results in db: 112

By event:

2000m:1
3000m:25
Two Miles:2
5000m:40
10,000m:4
5km, Road:4
10km, Road:9
15km, Road:3
Half Marathon:3
Cross Country Long Team Competition:1
Cross Country:20

IN 2024

position in the world list in brackets following the season's best,
junior list position in green and youth list position in orange.
help: click on competition name or Venue to see competition results.
help: click on placing to see event results in the competition.

5km, Road
13:07iw
WL SB (1)
1LilleLille17 Mar 
10km, Road
26:57iw
AR PB (4)
2ValenciaValencia14 Jan 

TOP 100 WORLD LIST POSITIONS

SeasonInd/OutEventPosResult
2016Outdoor3000m187:44.29
2016Outdoor5000m2713:09.26
2016Indoor3000m407:46.15
2017Outdoor3000m857:52.98
2017Outdoor5000m1213:09.93
2018Outdoor3000m27:34.26
2018OutdoorTwo Miles38:21.54
2018Outdoor5000m913:01.09
2018Indoor3000m207:44.03
2019Outdoor3000m57:37.37
2019OutdoorTwo Miles108:20.56
2019Outdoor5000m412:56.26
2019Indoor2000m15:00.34
2019Indoor3000m87:46.00
2020Indoor3000m37:34.58
2021Outdoor3000m77:33.05
2021Outdoor5000m1112:57.71
2021Outdoor10,000m1027:07.49
2021Outdoor10km, Road5828:20
2021Indoor3000m77:37.99
2022Outdoor5km, Road413:07
2022Indoor3000m67:31.77
2023Outdoor5000m2413:01.41
2023Outdoor5km, Road513:05
2023Indoor3000m67:33.42
2024Outdoor5km, Road113:07
2024Outdoor10km, Road426:57

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