A series of postage stamps celebrates the two times Olympic gold medalist Derartu Tulu

Ethio Post Honores Athlete Derartu Tulu with Stamps

ADDIS ABABA – Ethio Post has dedicated a series of new postage stamps in honor of the legendary Ethiopian athlete Derartu Tulu.

The postage stamps were released on the same day the two-time Olympic gold medalist celebrated her 53 birthday on March 21, 2024.

“Today, we pay homage to a trailblazer who not only ran her way into history but also left indelible footprints on the hearts of millions,” Ethio Post announced.

Derartu joined the sports history books as the first black African woman to win the Olympic gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

She also won her second Olympic gold in the same 10,000m event in Sydney, a world champion title in Edmonton. and became the world cross country champion on three occasions before turning to the marathon and notching victories in London, Tokyo, and New York.

On Thursday, the queen of long-distance running has now added a series of her own postage stamps to her collection of medals and awards.

The four stamps feature the athlete in action as well as celebrating her winning runs at the Barcelona and Sydney Olympics.

“These stamps are more a tribute to the inspiration, resilience, and monumental achievements on the global stage that we all associate with Derartu,” Ethio Post said.

Currently, Vice Commander Derartu leads the sport as president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation.