Who is Abadi Hadis?
Abadi Hadis was a 22-year old Ethiopian athlete. The long-stance runner was ranked 12th in the world in the men’s 10,000 meters and 21st in the 5,000 meters. He also finished 15th in the 10,000 meters at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and claimed a bronze medal at the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
Reportedly, he is also one of only five people with a hat trick of milestone performances — under 13 minutes for 5,000 meters, under 27 minutes for 10,000 meters, and under 59 minutes for the half marathon. In 2019, Hadis won the Bahrain Night Half Marathon. He also finished second in the RAK Half Marathon in the United Arab Emirates.
Hadis was also a regular on the Diamond League circuit from 2017 to 2019. His best results a pair of third-place finishes in Stockholm and Lausanne in 2018.
Abadi Hadis Age
Hadis was 22 years old at the time of his death. He was born on 6 November 1997 in Ethiopia.
Abadi Hadis Death
Hadis died on 4 February 2020 in Mekelle, Ethiopia. The long-distance runner is said to have died from a ‘complicated disease’ having been in ‘poor condition for several months. Other sites reported that he had been treated in a hospital for an unspecified illness.
Abadi Hadis Family
Abadi’s family background is not yet revealed. No details regarding his parents and siblings are disclosed.
Abadi Hadis Height and Weight
Hadis stood at a height of 170 cm (5 ft 7 in) and his listed weight was 63 kg (139 lb).
Abadi Hadis Achievements
- 3000 m – 8:15.93 (2015)
- 5000 m – 13:02.49 (2016)
- 10,000 m – 26:57.88 (2016)