Almaz Ayana and Muktar Idris to defend titles in Doha

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Two defending champions and a newly crowned Diamond League champion feature on Ethiopia’s team for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, which will be held from 27 September until 6 October.
Muktar Edris will defend his 5000m title while Almaz Ayana will aim to retain her 10,000m title. Getnet Wale, winner of the 3000m steeplechase at the IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels, also features on the team.
World leaders Samuel Tefera, Selemon Barega, Telahun Haile, Hagos Gebrhiwet and Letesenbet Gidey have also been selected, so too have world record-holders Yomif Kejelcha and Genzebe Dibaba.
ETHIOPIAN TEAM FOR DOHA (INCLUDING RESERVES)

MEN
1500m
Teddese Lemi, Samuel Tefera
5000m
Selemon Barega, Muktar Edris, Hagos Gebrhiwet, Abadi Hadis, Telahun Haile
10,000m
Selemon Barega, Andamlak Belihu, Hagos Gebrhiwet, Yomif Kejelcha
3000 steeplechase
Chala Beyo, Lemecha Girma, Takele Nigate, Getnet Wale
Marathon
Lelisa Desisa, Mosinet Geremew, Shura Kitata, Mule Wasihun

WOMEN
800m
Gudaf Tsegay, Diribe Welteji
1500m
Genzebe Dibaba, Axumawit Embaye, Lemlem Hailu, Gudaf Tsegay
5000m
Hawi Feysa, Tsehay Gemechu, Letesenbet Gidey, Fantu Worku
10,000m
Almaz Ayana, Tsehay Gemechu, Letesenbet Gidey, Netsanet Gudeta, Senbere Teferi
3000m steeplechase
Mekides Abebe, Agrie Belachew, Lomi Tefera, Zerfe Wondemagegn
Marathon
Ruti Aga, Shure Demise, Roza Dereje
20km race walk
Yehualye Beletew