Wodage Zvadya (Hebrew: וודג' זבדיה; born 7 September 1973) is an Israeli long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon.


He was an Ethiopian citizen until 1991 when he emigrated to Israel.[1] He won the silver medal at the 2001 Summer Universiade.[2] His best finish at the European or World Championships was a 22nd place at the 2002 European Championships. He also competed at the 2006 European Championships, the 2005, 2007 and 2009 World Championships and the 2001, 2002 and 2005 World Half Marathon Championships.[1]

His personal best times are 14:07.14 minutes in the 5000 metres, achieved in July 1996 in Hechtel; 29:38.88 minutes in the 10,000 metres, achieved in May 1996 in Tel Aviv; 1:04:30 hours in the half marathon, achieved at the 2001 Summer Universiade in Beijing; and 2:16:04 seconds in the marathon, achieved in January 2004 in Tiberias.[1]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Israel
1999 Universiade Palma de Mallorca, Spain 10th Half marathon 1:06:17
2001 Universiade Beijing, PR China 2nd Half marathon 1:04:30
2006 European Championships Gothenburg, Sweden 34th Marathon 2:24:52
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 34th Marathon 2:29:21


  1. ^ a b c Wodage Zvadya at World Athletics
  2. ^ "World Student Games (Universiade - Men)". GBR Athletics. Athletics Weekly. Retrieved 27 March 2010.