World Athletics is deeply saddened to hear that Ethiopian distance runner Abadi Hadis died on Tuesday (4) at the age of 22 years.
Hadis was a regular competitor on international tracks and roads and achieved his big breakthrough in 2016. With a time of 13: 02.49 26: 57.88, he was in this year, the fastest U20 Athlete in the world at 5000 and 10,000 meters. This year he represented Ethiopia at the Olympic Games in Rio and finished 15th in the 10,000 metres.
In 2017, when he was still a Teenager, he finished third in the senior race at the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala and led Ethiopia to the team gold medal. Later that year he finished seventh in the 10,000 m at the world championships in London.
Hadis continued, 2018 recorded a 5000 m PB of 12: 56,27, and followed it up with a half marathon best of 58:44. He repeated this half marathon time at the beginning of the year is 2019, and followed her with a 26: 56,46 10,000 m PB in Hengelo. His last competition was the Athletics World Championships Doha 2019, where he retired in the prelims of the 5000 m.
He is one of only five men in history to have completed 13 minutes at 5000 m, 27 minutes at 10,000 m and 59 minutes at the half marathon.