Athlete Bios

Teshome Mekonen

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:10:16
Qualifying Race: 2023 BMW Berlin Marathon

Teshome Mekonen
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

New York


Bizet, Tigray

Current Affiliation


Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Career Highlights
24th, 2023 BMW Berlin Marathon (top American0; 11th, 2016 World Athletics Half Marathon Championships; 11th, 2018 Valencia Half Marathon (1:00:02)
Greatest Accomplishment
Debuting in the half marathon at the 2014 Karlovy Vary Half Marathon in the Czech Republic. There, I was able to run 1:01:21 not only winning the race, but also setting the course record. I can still remember the joy from that race in 2014.
Interesting Story
The most challenging thing I experienced was having to take off from running during the pandemic. Being indoors 24/7, wearing the mask at all times and not training almost caused me to give up my pro running career. Coming out of that dark time and being in a position to participate in the Trials is a dream come true.
Favorite Book


Favorite Movie

Action-thriller movies

Favorite TV Show/Series

Talent shows

Favorite Song

Cultural music

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Gifting myself something may it be a small or big item

Favorite Breakfast


Favorite Motivational Quote
"A challenge can only become an obstacle when you bow down to it."