Mohammed Aman Geleto

Mohammed Aman Geleto (Amharic: መሀመድ አማን; born 10 January 1994) is an Ethiopian middle distance runner. Born in Asella, he is the winner of the 800-meter final at the 2013 World Athletics Championships in the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow. Aman also won consecutive 800 m titles at the 2009 and 2011 African Junior Athletics Championships.

Ethiopia Middle distance runner

Career

Aman was the inaugural winner of the 1000 metres race at the 2010 Youth Olympics in Singapore. He won a silver medal in the800 m at the 2011 World Youth Championships in Athletics, finishing behind Leonard Kirwa Kosencha who set a world youth best. He ran an Ethiopian record to win his semi-final heat at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics, but finished last in the event final.
In September he improved his Ethiopian record to 1:43.37 minutes (also a world youth best) behind David Rudisha at the Rieti Meeting, then ended Rudisha’s 34-meet winning streak at the Notturna di Milano, beating him by seven hundredths of a second in a time of 1:43.50 minutes.
He won 800 m final in the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul as the youngest gold medalist athlete.

Personal bests

PERSONAL BEST – OUTDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
800 Metres1:42.37Bruxelles

06 SEP 2013

1000 Metres

2:15.75Bruxelles05 SEP 2014
1500 Metres3:43.52Brazzaville

12 JUN 2011

One Mile

3:57.14Eugene, OR

04 JUN 2011

PERSONAL BEST – INDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
600 Metres1:15.60Moskva

03 FEB 2013

800 Metres

1:44.52Birmingham (NIA), GBR

15 FEB 2014

Year

CompetitionVenuePositionEventResults
2010Youth Olympic GamesSingapore1st1000 m

2:19.54

2011

African Junior ChampionshipsGaborone, Botswana1st800 m1:46.62
World Youth ChampionshipsLille, France2nd800 m

1:44.68

World Championships

Daegu, South Korea8th800 m1:45.93
2012World Indoor ChampionshipsIstanbul, Turkey1st800 m

1:48.36

Olympic Games

London, United Kingdom6th800 m1:43.20
2013World ChampionshipsMoscow, Russia1st800 m

1:43.31

2014

World Indoor ChampionshipsSopot, Poland1st800 m1:46.40
African ChampionshipsMarrakech, Morocco2nd800 m

1:48.74

2012, Winner of the Diamond League in the 800 meters specialty

2013, Winner of the Diamond League in the 800 meters specialty

2015, Winner of the Diamond League in the 800 meters specialty