Tirunesh Dibaba

By IndepthAfrica
In Ethiopia
Feb 27th, 2013
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By Jonathan Komen and IAAF Head coach Sammy Rono has said Kenya is ready to extend its winning streak at the World Cross Country Championships. The sentiments were made a day after Ethiopia announced their squad for the championships, which will be held on March 24 in Bydgoszcz, Poland. “Kenya can re...
By IndepthAfrica
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Feb 27th, 2013
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Bekoji, Ethiopia (CNN) — It might be many miles away from the usual sporting capitals of the world, but when it comes to long-distance running there’s one tiny place that’s setting the pace. Nestled amidst rolling farmlands on the green hills of southern central Ethiopia, Bekoji is ...
By IndepthAfrica
In Djibouti
Jan 2nd, 2013
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(CNN) — It could be the spartan living environment, or perhaps growing up in the thin air nearly 3,000 meters above sea level — or maybe it’s the influence of a legendary local coach. Whatever its secret, a remote mountain town in Ethiopia has produced a string of world-beating dist...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 10th, 2012
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Meseret Defar put in a strong kick as reigning Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba faded on the home stretch, overtaking her Ethiopian teammate to win the women’s 5,000 meters Friday. Defar completed the race in 15 minutes, 4.25 seconds to earn her second gold medal at the distance. She won the ev...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Aug 4th, 2012
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BBC Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba defended her Olympic 10,000m title with a dominant display as Britain’s Jo Pavey and Julia Bleasdale smashed their personal bests. Leading with 500m to go, 26-year-old Dibaba broke away from Kenya’s Sally Kipyego and Vivian Cheruiyot to win in 30 minut...