Athlete Aselefech Merga was born in the small town of Woliso, in the year of 1985 E.C. She was an energetic and active young child who started doing running sports just at 16 years old. In 2001 E.C she represented her region by running for 400 and 800m tracks whereby she joined the Federal Sports Club. During her tenure, she quickly expanded her track starting from 1500m to 5000m and then for 10,000m earning her club and her country with more than 60 medals both in local and global athletic competitions. She continued to represent her beloved country by participating in major global events and earning medals such as the 2008 Rio women’s half marathon earning silver and the 2009 Berlin IAAF Athletics World Championships earning bronze medal. She also has achieved success in running for major global gold label events including winning 1st place three times at the Dubai marathon, 1st place and 3rd place at the London marathon, 2nd place at the New York and Paris marathon, 1st place (twice) and 3rd place at New Delhi, 1st and 2nd place at the 10km Bangalore championships earning many medals for her country including in Europe and the United States.