Jemal Yimer



Winner of Seoul Marathon in new PB 2.06.08 Platinum label race

Amazing day. Amazing race. I win by 1 second!

Winner of Houston Half Marathon. Great start to 2024


9th New York Marathon World Marathon Major

So dissapointed - I was 2nd at 37km. Was racing strong but fast pace 2.04. It was not to be my day! I slowed and was 9th.

4th in World Half Marathon Championships, Riga

Joy & dissappointment - 2nd time to be 4th for so proud to be in Ethiopia team.

Wow! So close in 2nd at Antrim Half Marathon - 58.38

Season best and fastest half marathon in Asics Metaspeed Sky.

Winner - defended my Boilermaker 15km title in Utica, New York

Peachtree 10km, Atlanta 4th place - top 4 within 1 second of each other!

Winner - Los Angeles Marathon 2023

What an amazing day! I win my first career marathon in the emazing city of Los Angeles, USA.


59.03 in Antrim - Winner! UK fastest Half marathon ever!

Amazing to run the fastest time in the UK for Half Marathon.

3rd at Peachtree 10km in new PB 27.49

First race with ASICS and it's a podium. I love racing in the USA!

PB at the Boston Marathon

2.08.14 PB for 8th at the Boston Marathon. Great to be back in America.


3rd Boston Marathon

An amazing race to come 3rd in my first ever marathon and World Marathon Major.

Winner! Antrim Coast Half Marathon

So good to be racing again and this was a tactical win in 60.29.


Winner! Aramco Houston Half Marathon

My first career win in the half marathon. So happy! 59.25.


World Athletics rankings - 2nd overall in road running in the world!

For the years 2019 and 2018 I am ranked 2nd overall by World Athletics in road running rankings.

3rd in Valencia Half marathon 59.09

Such a close race with sprint finish! I'll win a half marathon one day...

African Games in Rabat

Bronze medal! Not the result I wanted but a solid run.

Ethiopian Trials for World Championships, Hengelo

5th in a new 10,000m PB of 26.54.39.

Cherry Blossom 10 miles, Washington DC

Back to USA and succesfully defended my title running under 46 minutes.

Bahrain Half Marathon

2nd position in 59.45. Another new country and another strong time.

Houston Half Marathon, Texas

So close! 2nd place in 60.14 at one of America's biggest half marathons. Shura Kitata and I battle it out and I just miss out on the win.


Valencia Half Marathon, Spain

2nd place in a 58.33 PB! An Ethiopian National Record and 3rd fastest time in history.

Copenhagen Half Marathon, Denmark

59.14 for 3rd on my first time to Denmark.

African Championships, Asaba, Nigeria

I win a Gold Medal for my country in the 10,000m.

Bloomsday 12km, Spokanne, USA

Winner of the Pro Circuit Championship.

World Half Marathon Championships, Valencia

4th in the World over the half marath. Another hugely competitive race, congratulations to Geoffrey Kamworor for a very strong finish!

Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, Dubai

59.00 - 2nd place on my 1st Half marathon, the fastest debut in history.


Corrida de Houilles 10km, France

2nd again! But in a quicker time of 28.03. I'll win this one day!

Marseille-Cassis 20km, France

Nice to win the race on my debut at the 20km distance - 59.14 on very hilly course.

Birrel Prague 10km, Czech Republic

6th place in a new PB of 27.54.

IAAF World Athletics Championships, London

What a race, what a night, what a stadium! 26.56.11 - my PB.

Ethiopian Trials for World Championships, Hengelo

2nd place. 27.09. Booked my ticket to London!

World Cross Country Championships, Kampala

4th place in a very competitive race.


Corrida de Houilles 10km , France

First time in Europe! 2nd place. 28.18.

African Championships, Durban, South Africa

So close to a medal on my first trip abroad! 4th 28.09.