Wami Biratu, legendary Ethiopian long distance athlete, celebrated his 100thbirth day yesterday. During his athletic career, Wami won thirty gold medals, forty silver and 10 bronze medals.[adToAppearHere]
Information on Wikipedia indicates that during the 1960 Rome Olympic, Abebe Bikila was only a last minute addition to the team. And the reason was Wami could not make it to the games as he was seriously ill.
Wami is said to have won a title in a competition where Abebe Bikila was competing.
Athlete Wami Biratu also served in the military, according to report by EBC.
For his age,as you may see in the picture, Wami looks strong and healthy.
He is a father of 12 children.