Dickson Marwa

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Dickson Marwa Mkami (born 9 March 1982 in Tarime District, Mara Region)[1] is a Tanzanian long-distance runner. He competes in both track and road running. He represented Tanzania at the 2006 Commonwealth Games and the 2008 Olympic Games. He is the Tanzanian record holder for the half marathon with his best of 59:52 minutes.

He finished sixteenth over 10,000 metres at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics and was also seventh at the 2007 IAAF World Road Running Championships that year. He was fourteenth on the track at the Beijing Olympics and finished sixteenth for a second time at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.

He is a two-time winner of the Sydney City2Surf and the Bridge to Brisbane, having won both the races in 2006 and 2007. He took part in the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon in 2008 and finished in third.[2] Marwa won the Prague 10K in 2009 and was runner-up at the event the following year.[3] He took fourth place at the Portugal Half Marathon in 2010, finishing with a time of 1:03:14.[4] He finished in the top ten of his first race of 2011, the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon.[5] He was sixth at the Marseille-Cassis Classic later that year.[6]

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 8th 5000 m 13:26.43 PB
6th 10,000 m 28:47.49 PB
World Road Running Championships Debrecen, Hungary 12th 20 km 58:19 PB
2007 World Cross Country Championships Mombasa, Kenya 66th Senior race
All-Africa Games Algiers, Algeria 4th 10,000 m 27:59.91
World Championships Osaka, Japan 16th 10,000 m 29:25.91
World Road Running Championships Udine, Italy 8th Half marathon
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China 14th 10,000 m 27:48.03
2009 World Championships Berlin, Germany 16th 10,000 m 28:18.00

Personal bests[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dickson Mkami Archived 2012-11-05 at the Wayback Machine.. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 2011-02-18.
  2. ^ Butcher, Pat (2008-02-08). Kenya secures swift but exceptionally tight doubles at the Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-12.
  3. ^ Marofit take Prague 10Km. IAAF (2010-09-12). Retrieved on 2010-09-12.
  4. ^ Fernandes, António Manuel (2010-09-26). Tola and Keitany romp to Half Marathon victories in Lisbon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-09-27.
  5. ^ Hutchings, Tim (2011-02-18). Keitany smashes Half Marathon World record in Ras Al Khaimah - UPDATED. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-02-18.
  6. ^ 2011 Marseille-Cassis Results Archived 2012-05-02 at the Wayback Machine. (in French). Marseille-Cassis. Retrieved on 2011-10-30.

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