Yomif Kejelcha Atomsa

Yomif Kejelcha Atomsa (born 1 August 1997) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner.

Ethiopia Long-distance running

Career

Yomif Kejelcha made his international debut at the 2013 World Youth Championships in Donetsk, winning gold in the boys’ 3000 metres with a time of 7:53.56. At the Ostrava Golden Spike elite meeting in May 2014 he placed second over 3000 metres in 7:36.28, losing only to Kenya’s Caleb Ndiku; he defeated 2008 Olympic medallist Nick Willis and former World Champion Bernard Lagat. Yomif won the 5000 metres at the 2014 World Junior Championships in Eugene, Oregon, running 13:25.19; he also won gold, in the 3000 metres, at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing later that summer. He finished 2014 as the world youth leader at both 3000 and 5000 metres, and world junior leader at 3000 metres.
Yomif opened his 2015 season at the African Junior Championships in Addis Ababa, winning the 5000 metres in 14:31.03. He made his IAAF Diamond League debut in Doha, placing fifth in the 3000 m; he then won a non-Diamond Race 5000 m race at thePrefontaine Classic in Eugene, improving his personal best to 13:10.54 and outkicking Edwin Soi and Galen Rupp. Yomif scored his first Diamond League victory the following week at the Golden Gala in Rome, winning in a world-leading 12:58.39 and breaking 13 minutes for the first time.

Personal bests

PERSONAL BEST – OUTDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
3000 Metres7:36.28Ostrava

17 JUN 2014

5000 Metres

12:58.39Roma (Stadio Olimpico)04 JUN 2015
10 Kilometres28:13:00Rennes

13 OCT 2013

PERSONAL BEST – INDOOR

PERFORMANCEWINDPLACEDATE
2000 Metres4:57.74Metz

41698

3000 Metres

7:42.05Bordeaux

26 JAN 2014

Date

CompetitionLocationPositionEventPerformance
2013World Youth ChampionshipsDonetsk1st3 000 m

7 min 53 s 56

2014

World Junior ChampionshipsEugene1st5 000 m13 min 25 s 19
Youth Olympic GamesNanjing1st3 000 m

7 min 56 s 20

2015

African Junior ChampionshipsAddis Ababa1st5 000 m

14 min 31 s 03

2015 – 1st at African Junior Championships (Addis Ababa), 5000 m

2003 – 1st at World Youth Championships (Donetsk), 3000 m – 10″12

2014 – 1st at World Junior Championships (Eugene), 5000 m

2014 – 1st at Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing), 3000 m

2015 – Winner of the Diamond League in the 5000 m specialty