Lelisa DESISA

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    14 JAN 1990
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14377814
Lelisa Desisa wins the marathon at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Getty Images)

Current World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Score
Men's Marathon 2 1397
Men's Overall Ranking 40 1397

Highest Ever World Ranking Positions

Discipline Place Duration
Men's Marathon 2 for 9 weeks
Men's Overall Ranking 40 for 9 weeks
Men's Road Running 42 for 1 week
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
3000 Metres 8:33.72 Addis Abeba (ETH) 25 APR 2009 867
5000 Metres 13:22.91 Lille (FRA) 09 JUN 2012 1127
10,000 Metres 27:11.98 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 27 MAY 2012 1207
10 Kilometres 28:02 San Juan (PUR) 27 FEB 2011 1138
10 Kilometres 27:58 * Atlanta, GA (USA) 04 JUL 2010 1112
15 Kilometres 42:46 Utica, NY (USA) 11 JUL 2010 1145
10 Miles Road 45:36 Washington, DC (USA) 03 APR 2011 1170
Half Marathon 59:30 New Delhi (IND) 27 NOV 2011 1214
Marathon 2:04:45 Dubai (UAE) 25 JAN 2013 1257

Legend

* Not legal.

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Place Date Records Results Score
Half Marathon 1:00:36 Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) 08 FEB 2019 1168
Marathon 2:10:40 Corniche, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019 1150
Marathon 2:07:59 Boston, MA (USA) 15 APR 2019 1179

Outdoor

3000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2009 8:33.72 Addis Abeba (ETH) 25 APR 2009

Outdoor

5000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2012 13:22.91 Lille (FRA) 09 JUN 2012

Outdoor

10,000 Metres

Performance Place Date
2012 27:11.98 Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 27 MAY 2012
2009 28:46.74 Bambous (MRI) 31 JUL 2009

Outdoor

10 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2018 28:54 Boulder, CO (USA) 28 MAY 2018
2013 28:15 Boston, MA (USA) 23 JUN 2013
2011 28:02 San Juan (PUR) 27 FEB 2011
2010 28:09 Ottawa (CAN) 29 MAY 2010
2009 28:54 Tulle (FRA) 12 SEP 2009

Outdoor

15 Kilometres

Performance Place Date
2010 42:46 Utica, NY (USA) 11 JUL 2010

Outdoor

10 Miles Road

Performance Place Date
2011 45:36 Washington, DC (USA) 03 APR 2011
2010 45:44 Washington, DC (USA) 11 APR 2010

Outdoor

Half Marathon

Performance Place Date
2019 1:00:36 Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) 08 FEB 2019
2018 59:52 København (DEN) 16 SEP 2018
2016 1:00:37 Houston, TX (USA) 17 JAN 2016
2014 59:36 Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) 14 FEB 2014
2013 1:00:34 Boston, MA (USA) 13 OCT 2013
2012 1:02:50 New Delhi (IND) 30 SEP 2012
2011 59:30 New Delhi (IND) 27 NOV 2011
2010 59:39 New Delhi (IND) 21 NOV 2010

Outdoor

Marathon

Performance Place Date
2019 2:10:40 Corniche, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019
2018 2:05:59 New York, NY (USA) 04 NOV 2018
2017 2:11:32 New York, NY (USA) 05 NOV 2017
2015 2:05:52 Dubai (UAE) 23 JAN 2015
2014 2:11:06 New York, NY (USA) 02 NOV 2014
2013 2:04:45 Dubai (UAE) 25 JAN 2013

Honours - World Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Marathon 2:10:40 Corniche, Doha (QAT) 05 OCT 2019
2. Marathon 2:10:12 Luzhniki, Moskva (RUS) 17 AUG 2013
7. Marathon 2:14:54 National Stadium, Beijing (CHN) 22 AUG 2015

Honours - World Half Marathon Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
7. Half Marathon 1:01:28 Nanning (CHN) 16 OCT 2010

Honours - All-African Games

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. Half Marathon 1:04:31 Maputo (MOZ) 15 SEP 2011

Honours - African U20 Championships

Place Discipline Mark Wind Place Date
1. 10,000 Metres 28:46.74 Bambous (MRI) 31 JUL 2009
Results in:

Half Marathon

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
08 FEB 2019 RAK Half Marathon, Ras Al Khaimah UAEUAE E F 13. 1:00:36

Marathon

Date Competition Cnt. Cat Race Pl. Result
15 APR 2019 B.A.A. Boston Marathon, Boston, MA USAUSA GL F 2. 2:07:59
05 OCT 2019 IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Khalifa International Stadium, Doha QATQAT OW F 1. 2:10:40
03 NOV 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, New York, NY USAUSA GL F DNF