Athletics Career Highlights
Meseret Defar, Ethiopia Born : 1983 in Addis Ababa. Defar along with her compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba, has led the advance of Ethiopian distance runners. She first came in prominence winning the Olympic 5,000 metres in Athens.  8 years later she regained her title in London and in the following year regained her World crown. She is a 4 time winner of the World Indoor 3,000 metres title.
 

Titles

Outdoor

2004 :
Olympics: 5,000 metres
2005:
2006:
2007:
World:
5,000 metres
2008:
2009:
2010:
2011:
2012:

Olympics: 5,000 metres
2013:
World: 5,000 metres
 

Indoor

2004:
World: 3,000 metres
2005:
2006:

World: 3,000 metres
2007:
2008:

World: 3,000 metres
2009:
2010:

World: 3,000 metres
2011:
2012:

World: 3,000 metres