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Bolota Asmerom – biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

IntroEritrean athletics competitor
Is Athlete 
From Eritrea 
Type Sports 
Gendermale
Birth 12 October 1978
Age:41 years

Bolota Asmerom (born 12 October 1978 in Asmara, Eritrea) is a long-distance runner who competed for Eritrea before gaining a US visa in 2002. He attended McAteer High School in San Francisco and graduated in 1995. His personal-record for the 5k in high school cross country was 15:59. He placed 6th in CIF cross-country championships Division 3 in his senior year. After High school, he went on to attend the University of California. Bolota has a brother, Yonathan, who was also on The University of California Track and Field Team.

Eritrea

In 2000, while studying at the University of California he represent Eritrea at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, he entered the 5000 metres where he finished 16th in his heat so didn’t qualify for the final.

USA

In May 2002 he gained US nationality, he entered for the 2004 United States Olympic Trials (track and field), although he finished third he didn’t have the Olympic “A” standard time to qualify. In the 2008 United States Olympic Trials (track and field) he was in a good position going into the final turn before being bumped off the track thus losing his rhythm and finishing in fourth place. Bolota went to McAteer high school in San Francisco, graduated from UC Berkeley, and now lives in Oakland, CA.

Asmerom spent one semester studying counseling psychology at the University of San Francisco. He is currently a coach.

1500 METRES
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2004 3:42.17 Palo Alto, CA 30 APR

ONE MILE
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2004 4:01.63 Berkeley, CA 10 APR
2002 3:59.86 Palo Alto, CA 08 JUN
2001 4:01.67 Brunswick, ME 07 JUL

3000 METRES
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2009 7:45.89 Sotteville-lès-Rouen 05 JUL
2008 7:47.82 Brasschaat 23 JUL
2007 7:45.84 Oordegem-Lede 07 JUL
2005 7:58.32 New York, NY 11 JUN
2002 7:51.93 Luzern 26 JUN

TWO MILES
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2008 8:32.16 Eugene, OR 08 JUN

5000 METRES
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2012 13:30.33 Los Angeles (OC), CA 18 MAY
2011 13:31.93 Walnut, CA 15 APR
2009 13:24.00 Eugene, OR 26 JUN
2008 13:31.24 Eugene, OR 30 JUN
2007 13:15.16 Heusden-Zolder 28 JUL
2006 13:29.30 Walnut, CA 13 APR
2005 13:37.14 Palo Alto, CA 01 MAY
2004 13:31.26 Palo Alto, CA 30 MAY
2002 13:26.80 Heusden-Zolder 20 JUL
2001 13:31.88 Walnut, CA 20 APR
2000 13:32.48 Walnut, CA 14 APR

30 KILOMETRES SHOW
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2013 1:28:35 London 21 APR

Marathon
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2008 2:16:37 New York City, NY 02 NOV

3000 METERS
PERFORMANCE PLACE DATE
2009 7:56.10 Boston (Roxbury), MA 07 FEB
2008 8:07.16 Boston (Roxbury), MA 23 FEB
2007 7:46.58 Fayetteville, AR 09 FEB
2005 7:50.44 Fayetteville, AR 11 FEB
2004 7:49.36 Fayetteville, AR 14 FEB
2003 7:51.85 Boston (Roxbury), MA 02 MAR

2002 7:53.57 New York (Armory), NY 01 MAR