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Merima Denboba,  Eth

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Full Name: Merima Denboba
Sex:  Female
Born:  21 August 1974, Arsi, Ethiopia
Marital Status: Married 
Lives: Addis Ababa
Event: Cross-country, Road, 5000m, 10000 m, 
Coach:
Manager: Gianni Demadonna
Occupation: Civil Servant

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Personal Bests: 

3000m
8:44.21
1999

Doha

5000m
15:06.08 
2001
Edmonton
10,000m
31:32.63
1999
Lille
Half Mara
71:43
1994

Valencia  

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Merima Denboba is a cross country specialist. She has made 12 appearances in the World Cross-country since 1991 (including a double in 2001), more than all but three women in the history of the Championships. She has finished in the top 10 in nine of those appearances and has collected a total of 12 medals (one individual silver in 1999, the rest team medals), which ranks her second in this category, behind only her countrywoman Gete Wami.

1991

First appearance in the World Cross-country.

1998

Bronze medal at 5000m at the African Championships.  

1999

Individual silver at the World Cross-country.

2000

Bronze medal at 5000m at the African Championships.  

2003

Her preparations for the 2003 World Cross-country included two 1sts and two 2nds on the European cross-country circuit (notching two victories over defending 4km World Champion Edith Masai) and a successful double at the Ethiopian trials, which resulted in her being named to both the 4km and 8km teams.  All of which suggests that Denboba may be ready to collect her second individual medal in Lausanne.

World Cross-country Career: 1991 - 18th, team silver
1992 - 20th, team
bronze
1993 - 19th
1994 - 4th, team
silver
1995 - 7th, team
silver
1997 -
6th, team gold
1998 - 4th (8km), team
silver
1999 -
Silver (8km), team gold
2000 - 8th (8km), team
silver
2001 - 8th (8km), team
silver 

         - 4th (4km), team gold
2002 -
6th (8km), team gold

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