Lelisa DESISA

Athlete Profile

  • COUNTRY
    Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • DATE OF BIRTH
    14 JAN 1990
    ATHLETE'S CODE
    14377814
  • ROAD RACE LABEL STATUS
    2020 Platinum
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 57 weeks
Men's Overall Ranking 40 for 57 weeks
Men's Road Running 42 for 1 week
Highest ever World Rankings position is considered from 1/1/2019

Outdoor

Discipline Performance Wind Venue 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.

Latest Active Season: 2019

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, Corniche, Doha QATQAT OW F 1. 2:10:40
03 NOV 2019 TCS New York City Marathon, New York, NY USAUSA GL F DNF