S. Teferi has competed in the Olympics twice, won silver at the world championships twice, and holds the world record in the 5K distance. For more information about the S. Teferi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Continue reading below.

S. Teferi Olympic Games

She won the United Airlines NYC Half in 1:07:35, a new course and event record, and three months later she won the Mastercard New York Mini 10K in Central Park, also setting a new course and event record.

S. Teferi Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

This year she set a new course record at the B.A.A. 5K and finished first at the Peachtree Road Race. Teferi placed sixth at the 5,000 metre event in both the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

She ran the 5K in 14 minutes, 29 seconds to win the adizero Road To Records competition in Germany, just six weeks after competing in Tokyo. She broke the previous women’s world record set by Sifan Hissan by 15 seconds.

When S. Teferi competed in her first NYRR race, she won the 2019 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in a record-breaking 30 minutes and 59 seconds, besting the previous mark of 31 minutes and 17 seconds established by Joyce Chepkirui in 2014.

S. Teferi won by a full minute over the runner-up, a Kenyan woman named Monicah Ngige.

S. Teferi first gained national prominence in 2011 when he won the Ethiopian Athletics Championships over 1,500 metres. Two years later, he repeated that feat over 5,000 metres.

S. Teferi moved her attention to cross country and was just as successful there, finishing second in the senior race and first on the team at the 2015 World Championships despite suffering an injury the week before the competition. In the same year, she also won silver in the 5,000-meter event at the World Championships.

S. Teferi Career Highlights

YEAR EVENT PLACE TIME
2022 Mastercard New York Mini 10K 1st 30:43
2022 United Airlines NYC Half 1st 1:07:35
2019 RAK Half Marathon 1st 1:05:45
2016  Rio Olympic Games 5000 meters 5th 14:43.75
2015 World Athletics Championships 5000 meters 2nd 14:44.07