He was born in Ethiopia where there is a different
count of the year and when he immigrated to
Israel he gave his year of birth as 1955 when it
is really 1962.
I have sent repeated requests to the local
Athletics Association to change his official
year of birth - to no avail...
Still a great result for his age - earlier this year
in January he ran 2:18 in Tiberias with a
1:06 first half.