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Degaga "Mamo" Wolde

Author admin Posted Date 2/19/2019 10:27 PM
Degaga "Mamo" Wolde (Oromo: Maammo Woldee, Amharic: ደጋጋ ("ማሞ") ወልዴ; June 12, 1932 – May 26, 2002) was an Ethiopian long distance runner who competed in track, cross-country, and road running events. He was the winner of the marathon at the 1968 Summer Olympics.
In 1968 Summer Olympics, Degaga became the second Ethiopian to win gold in the marathon. Earlier in the same Olympics, he had won the silver medal in the 10,000 m. At the age of 40, Degaga won his third Olympic medal placing third at the 1972 Olympic marathon. Degaga also won the marathon race in the 1973 All-Africa Games. He became only the second person in Olympic history (Bikila was the first) to medal in successive Olympic marathons. 

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