PeopleTesfaye Jifar’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story IntroEthiopian long distance runnerIs AthleteFrom EthiopiaType SportsGendermaleBirth
23 April 1976
Tesfaye Jifar (Amharic: ተስፋዬ ጅፋር) born April 23, 1976) is a male Ethiopian long-distance runner.
Jifar won the New York City Marathon in 2001, his time of 2:07:43 standing as the course record for ten years. The same year he was second at the Tokyo Marathon and won the Saint Silvester Marathon held in Brazil. At the Amsterdam Marathon in 1999 he was second and broke the Ethiopian record held by Belayneh Dinsamo. Jifar’s time of 2:06:49 hours remains his personal record.
Tesfaye Jifar is a three time medalist from IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, he won bronze in 1999 and 2000 and silver in 2001.
At the 2001 World Championships in Athletics in Edmonton Jifar finished seventh in the marathon race.
YearCompetitionVenuePositionEventNotesRepresenting Ethiopia1999Amsterdam MarathonAmsterdam, Netherlands2ndMarathon2:06:49World Half Marathon ChampionshipsPalermo, Italy3rdHalf Marathon1:01:512000Chicago MarathonChicago, United States9thMarathon2:16:01World Half Marathon ChampionshipsVeracruz, Mexico3rdHalf Marathon1:03:502001World ChampionshipsEdmonton, Canada7thMarathon2:16:52World Half Marathon ChampionshipsBristol, United Kingdom2ndHalf Marathon1:00:04New York City MarathonNew York, United States1stMarathon2:07:432002London MarathonLondon, United Kingdom9thMarathon2:09:50World Half Marathon ChampionshipsBrussels, Belgium5thHalf Marathon1:01:112005Enschede MarathonEnschede, Netherlands5thMarathon2:12:44