Athlete Bios

Awet Beraki

Men's Marathon

Qualifying Time: 1:02:40
Qualifying Race: 2023 Aramco Houston Half Marathon

Awet Beraki
Date of Birth


Age on Race Day


Current Residence

Colorado Springs, CO


Begu, Eritrea

High School

Palmer High School, Colorado Springs


Full time student and athlete

Marathon PB

2:38 in end my sophomore year in high school

Social Media
First Trials qualification


Number of attempts to qualify



Stephen F Austin, Cloud Community College in Kansas and Adams State University

Career Highlights
2023 NCAA DII Champion, 5,000m; 4-time runner-up at DII nationals; 7-time All-American; 2020 NJCAA Half Marathon Champion
I was born and raised in a small village, Begu, in Eritrea. I have four brothers and two sisters. My mom, dad and youngest sister live back home but the rest others live in different countries. I am a senior at Adams State University, and I will be graduating with a bachelor's in Sport Recreation Management and a minor in coaching. My parents and siblings don't support my running career. Their opinion on running is that they think I'm wasting my time. So, I never talk to my parents about running at all even when I win. I just love running because it is my lifestyle and my therapy.
Greatest Accomplishment
Overcoming adversity at a young age and I haven't seen my parents and sibling in 13 years, but I was able to come to America and continue my education, support my parents back home and able to compete at the colligate level, which is a blessing and huge accomplishment for myself.
Favorite Book

Can't Hurt me by David Goggins

Favorite Movie

Black Panther

Favorite Song

Anbessa Song, which is tribute to Bekele

Favorite Breakfast

Eggs and beef sausage

Favorite Motivational Quote
"Don't wait for opportunity, create it".
Favorite Running Memory
DII nationals for 2023 when I won a title.