Israeli Olympic profiles: Marhu Teferi

Teferi's main goal for now is to gain experience.

Marhu Teferi (photo credit: Courtesy)
Marhu Teferi
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Date of Birth: August 17, 1992 (age 23)
Event: Men’s Marathon
Schedule in Rio: Marathon – August 21
Career highlight: Clocking 2:18.19 hours at the Rotterdam Marathon in April to reach Rio
Outlook for Rio: Teferi won the national half-marathon title last December, and despite initially targeting the 2020 Tokyo Games, he qualified for Rio in Rotterdam and will be under little pressure at the Olympics, with his main goal being to gain experience.