Turbo Tumo was a very good runner for sometime. In 1993 he finished a fine 6th in the World Marathon Cup in San Sebastian in Spain, in 2:10:32. This was followed by a solid performance in the Turin Marathon in 1994 where he finished runner-up in 2:10:23. The 1995 season Tumo ran a very aggressive first half in the Rome Marathon where he pasted halfway in 62:45, World record pace by over a minute! However, this pace took it\'s toll and he finished a weary 11th place in 2:14:25. A month later in Prague Turbo won his first major marathon in 2:12 minutes. This run qualified Tumo to run for Ethiopia at the world Championship Marathon in Gothenborg, where Tumo was an early leader at half-way, however once again he was to fade and finish well down. 1996 was to be Turbo\'s best year, with wins in Houston, 2:10:34, Eindhoven 2:11:26 and runner-up sport in New York, 2:10:09. 1997 Tumo ran a personal best at the Otsu Marathon in Japan, where it took World Marathon Champion Martin Fiz from Spain to beat him, Tumo finishing 2nd in 2:09:00. This followed with a DNF at the World Championship Marathon in Athens during the Summer. Tumo at least finished the year on a high finishing creditable 6th at the Chunchon Marathon in South Korea in 2:11:21. Tumo\'s career was never quite able to reproduce the same form of 1996, but he still managed to come 8th in Boston in 2:13:06, and 6th in Berlin in 2:11:00 in 1998, and Finish 3rd in the Beijing in 1999. Tumo\'s last significant run was set in San Sebastian in 2000, where he sustained his breakthrough in 1993. Tumo once again showed a great turn of speed to win in 2:12.