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Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia wins in her first half marathon debut



  09:45:45 pm, by admin   , 186 words  
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Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia wins in her first half marathon debut

Strong debut and victory for Tirunesh Dibaba at the Great North Run (Mark Shearman)

Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia wins in her first half marathon debut

Source: IAAF

Strong debut and victory for Tirunesh Dibaba at the Great North Run (Mark Shearman)
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Newcastle, UK - Tirunesh Dibaba made an immediate impact in her Half Marathon debut with a victory in Sunday’s Bupa Great North Run.

The 26-year-old Olympic 10,000m champion won the race in 1:07:35, the seventh fastest time this year. But more importantly it was one of the fastest Half Marathon debuts ever. For the Ethiopian this was a major step towards a road running career in the Marathon.

Dibaba defeated the marathon World champion Edna Kiplagat (Kenya/1:07:41) and the Olympic Champion at the classic distance Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia/1:07:48), who both ran personal bests as well.

The Olympic Marathon bronze medallist Wilson Kipsang of Kenya took the men’s race in 59:06, the fifth fastest this year. Kipsang just edged out Kenyan Micah Kogo (59:07) while Imane Merga of Ethiopia was third with 59:56. About 40,000 runners started this IAAF Gold Label Road Race, which was run in fine weather conditions.


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Comment from: Seattle [Visitor]

Congratulation Tirunesh.

That is a very nice and well planned transition to Marathon. keep it up!

09/17/12 @ 01:32
Comment from: Abayneh [Visitor]

Congratulations Trunesh.
You are our pride.

09/17/12 @ 01:57
Comment from: washeraw [Visitor]

Great achievement by one of our best athletes.


09/17/12 @ 03:04
Comment from: Klaus - Stuttgart [Visitor]
Klaus - Stuttgart

Congratulations Tirunesh.
You are the best.

09/17/12 @ 05:14
Comment from: [Member]
5 stars

The ever fresh, happy and smilly baby face destroyer has done it again. What a great personality. Thank you tiruye for making us proud!!
I’m always proud of you!!

09/17/12 @ 05:47
Comment from: Gebru [Visitor]

Congratulations Trunesh !
One thing you forgot, I mean you should hold the picture of our late Leader PM Melese’s just to remind the hall world how Ethiopian Atlete missed him. It was a very good moment to share your feelings to ward our great Leader. I’m sure you will do it next time even in Brasil….

09/17/12 @ 06:40
Comment from: belew [Visitor]
5 stars


Gebru you are an idiot!! They should have buried you with your PM. You don’t have any value being alive!!!!!!!!!!

09/17/12 @ 08:40
Comment from: Sk [Visitor]

Belew, you did manage to make me laugh but do note that Gebru has every right to express his feelings and present a suggestion. For that he does not need to die. Anyway the PM has already been buried. This kind of a knee jerk emotional reaction amazes me.

09/17/12 @ 09:19
Comment from: Derese [Visitor]

Here we are talking about sport not politics. Ethiopia is not north korea and no need for injecting politics everywhere.

09/17/12 @ 10:39
Comment from: Shiromeda [Visitor]

I’m really impressed by her result and she is really the best talented athlete of our time. Her name is going to written with a special ink in the world athletics book. She is number one athlete in Africa with 3 gold & 2 bronze next to Kenenisa Bekele with 3 gold and 1 silver. I wish to bring her husband Silshi to the international competition and make him to follow her wake .

09/17/12 @ 11:17
Comment from: kul [Visitor]
5 stars

ጥሩዬ ድልሽን ያብዛልሽ ብዬ እመርቅሻለሁ

09/17/12 @ 13:34
Comment from: Burqa [Visitor]

Well Done The indomitable lioness. BONTU OROMIA Jabaadhu!

09/17/12 @ 15:40
Comment from: Sewyewe [Visitor]

Job well done pretty face. Keep on smiling our morning sunshine. Keep it up your postive attitude and your work ethics. Many more victory in future.

09/17/12 @ 17:34
Comment from: john john [Visitor]
john john
5 stars

No wonder why your parent name you “Tirunesh” yes you are Betam Tirunesh.
congratulation sister,

09/17/12 @ 23:39
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09/18/12 @ 07:05



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