Tigist Tufa

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Tigist Tufa
Tigist Tufa Rio 2016.jpg
Tufa at the 2016 Olympics
Personal information
NationalityEthiopian
Born (1987-01-26) 26 January 1987 (age 32)
Sport
CountryEthiopia
SportAthletics
Event(s)Marathon
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)Marathon: 2:21:52 (2014)
Updated on 26 April 2015.

Tigist Tufa (born 26 January 1987) is an Ethiopian marathon runner.

She was the winner of the 2014 Shanghai Marathon, setting a new course record and a personal best time of 2:21:52.[1] Her previous bests were 2:28:04 at the Los Angeles Marathon in 2013, followed by 2:24:32 at the 2014 Ottawa Marathon, where she also set a new course record.[2]

She won the 2015 London Marathon in a time of 2:23:22, making her the first female Ethiopian to win the race in 14 years. The last Ethiopian to win the race was Deratu Tulu in 2001.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mokoka and Tufa lower course records in Shanghai". iaaf.org. 2 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Both course records fall in Ottawa Marathon". Canadian Running Magazine.
  3. ^ "London Marathon Leaderboard".
  4. ^ "London Marathon 2015: Eliud Kipchoge and Tigist Tufa win". BBC News. 26 April 2015.

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