Another Dynamo: Ethiopia’s Seboka Breaks Women’s Course Record in Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The Canadian Press

September 29th, 2008

TORONTO — Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka broke a course record in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon over the weekend.

She completed the 42.195-kilometre race in two hours 29 minutes five seconds Sunday to break the women’s course record by more than four minutes. Olena Shurkhno of Ukraine was second in 2:30:12 while previous record-holder Asha Gigi of Ethiopia was third in 2:33:24.

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The top Canadian female was Suzanne Evans of New Westminster, B.C., who was ninth among the women at 2:44:22.

Kenneth Mungara finished two seconds ahead of fellow Kenyan Peter Kiprotich to win the men’s race in 2:11.

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Cover photo: 8 months ago: Ethiopia’s Mulu Seboka smiles after winning the Mumbai Marathon 2008 in Mumbai, India, Sunday, Jan 20, 2008 (AP)

Related: Chief Superintendent Dibaba

Tirunesh Dibaba at a ceremony in Addis Ababa (Kassahun Yilma)


Friday, 26 September 2008

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia- The list of honours Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba has earned in her short, but illustrious career already has many of her rivals running for minor positions when they line up against the double Olympic 5000m/10,000m champion: double World 5000m and 10000m champion; world indoor and outdoor 5000m record holder; and three-time World Cross Country long course champion.

The latest addition to Dibaba’s incredible CV came yesterday evening when her club, the Prisons Police, bestowed the rank of Chief Superintendent for her services to club and country.

Aged just 23, Dibaba, who will this year marry long-time fiancée and fellow club mate Sileshi Sihine, has not only amassed major titles and World records, but has also quickly risen up prisons police ranks.

She may be nicknamed the Baby Faced Destroyer, but there was nothing “baby faced” about the manner in which Dibaba received her latest honour.

Dibaba marched all the way from her seat to the podium at a ceremony held on Thursday evening saluted Maeregu Habtemariam, State Minister for Federal Affairs, who bestowed the new rank on her shoulders. She then saluted Habtemariam and marched back to her seat to the amusement of guests and the media.

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1 Response to “Another Dynamo: Ethiopia’s Seboka Breaks Women’s Course Record in Toronto Waterfront Marathon”

  1. 1 india Oct 10th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    turunesh dibaba deserves more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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