Eshetu Tura
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Representing  Ethiopia
Olympic Games
Bronze medal – third place 1980 Moscow 3000 m steeplechase
IAAF World Cup
Silver medal – second place 1977 Düsseldorf 3000 m steeplechase

Eshetu Tura (Amharic: አሸቱ ቱራ; (born January 19, 1950) is an Ethiopian retired long-distance runner from Ethiopia. He won the bronze medal in 3,000 metres steeplechase at the 1980 Summer Olympics.


Tura won a silver medal behind Kip Rono at the first African Championships in 1979. In the 1982 edition, he won the steeplechase competition as well as a silver in 5000 metres.[1]

Tura is currently working as a steeplechase coach for the Ethiopian national athletics team,[2] where he also served as a coach for the late Somalian middle-distance athlete Samia Yusuf Omar.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Ethiopia
1979 African Championships Dakar, Senegal 2nd 3000 m steeple 8:31.4
1982 African Championships Cairo, Egypt 2nd 5000 m 13:50.33
1st 3000 m steeple 8:30.47


  1. ^ "African Championships".
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-12. Retrieved 2006-12-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ Somali inspiration battles against the odds