Sisay Bezabeh

Marathon runner Sisay Bezabeh is a dual Olympian having competed at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Born in Assella, Ethiopia, Bezabeh first came to Sydney as a competitor in the 1996 World Junior Athletics Championships. After the meet, he was accepted as a refugee because of civil war in Ethiopia. Bezabeh qualified to compete for Australia at the Sydney 2000 Games, finishing 25th in the marathon. Four years later he placed 60th out of 102 competitors. Bezabeh’s brother Alemayehu is also an Olympian, competing for Spain at the 2008 Games.

Olympic Results

2004 Athens

Marathon - Men
Final 2:25:26 60th
Final Placing 60 / 102

2000 Sydney

10000m - Men
Round 1 28:21.63 11th
Final Placing 25 / 34