Asaf Bimro (Hebrew: אסף בימרו‎, born 1 January 1969) is a retired Israeli long-distance runner who specialized in the marathon.

He was an Ethiopian citizen until 1984 when he emigrated to Israel. His best finishes at the European or World Championships has been a 20th place at the 2002 European Championships, an 18th place at the 2001 World Championships and a 25th place at the 2006 European Championships.[1] He also competed at the 1995 World Championships (without finishing the race),[2] the 1997 World Championships, the 2003 World Championships, the 2004 Olympic Games, the 2005 World Championships, the 2005 World Half Marathon Championships and the 2007 World Championships.[1]

His personal best times are 29:49.85 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in May 1992 in Tel Aviv; 1:04:47 hours in the half marathon, achieved in March 1997 in Tel Aviv; and 2:14:52 hours in the marathon, achieved at the 2003 World Championships in Paris.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Israel
1995 World Championships Gothenburg, Sweden Marathon DNF
1997 World Championships Athens, Greece 59th Marathon 2:37:45
2001 World Championships Edmonton, Canada 20th Marathon 2:22:36
2003 World Championships Paris, France 27th Marathon 2:14:52
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 59th Marathon 2:25:26
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 25th Marathon 2:19:40
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 40th Marathon 2:31:34


  1. ^ a b c Asaf Bimro at World Athletics
  2. ^ "Men Marathon World Championship 1995 Goteborg (SWE)". Todor Krastev. Retrieved 27 March 2010.