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Million Wolde is an Ethiopian athlete, winner of the 5000 meters at the 2000 Summer Olympics. Million Wolde was born on March 17, 1979, in Ethiopia. Million Wolde took a gold medal for the 5000 meters competition at the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics when he was 22.

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Contests Participated

Million Wolde competed in the 1996 World Junior Championships in Sydney, finishing sixth in the 3000 m steeplechase. Million Wolde gained second place at Turin in 1997 and at Marrakech, in 1998. Million Wolde also finished eighth in the Junior World Cross-Country Championships at Cape Town in 1996

Contests Won

In the Junior Championships, at France, Annecy in 1998. He won the 5000 m at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, when he was still just twenty-two. With no one prepared to set a decent pace, Wolde bided his time and then sprinted past the leaders with 200 m remaining to win.



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