Athlete Bios

Medhane Woldu

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 2:17:18
Qualifying Race: 2023 California International Marathon

Medhane Woldu
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

San Diego, CA


San Diego, CA/Eritrea

High School

Crawford High School

Current Affiliation

Lane Zero Athletics Club


Payroll Specialist

Marathon PB


Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



San Diego Mesa College & CSU Stanislas State

Career Highlights
In 2021, set a personal best of 30:24 in the 10k, & 5k in 14:39. In 2023, I completed a marathon in 2:17 and ran a half marathon in 65:28 min.
I have four sisters and one brother.
Interesting Story
In the summer of 2023, I joined the Lane Zero Athletics Club and have been training with my new teammates since then. While I had a goal to run a marathon one day, I wasn't planning on racing one this year. However, after I ran a half marathon in October, my teammates encouraged me to race a marathon. The only race left before the deadline closed was CIM, and one of my teammates connected me with someone who was selling their bibs. I bought a general bib and raced the CIM. I qualified for the Trials.
Favorite Book

Atomic Habits

Favorite Post-race Indulgence

Shiro with Injera

Favorite Breakfast

Avocado toast, egg

Favorite Motivational Quote
“Always seem impossible until it done”
Favorite Running Memory
Qualifying for the Olympic Trials.