INTERNATIONAL ELITE MEN

Abera Kuma
ETH/1990
2:05:50

Abera has a strong background in track and field. In his career on the track he run impressive PB’s including 13:00 for 5.000m and 26:52 for 10.000m, he also managed to finish 5th twice at the World Championships for senior and won the African Junior Championships 5.000m back in 2009. He is married to Tejitu Daba who is also competing in Mumbai Marathon.

year event rank time
2018 Rotterdam Marathon 2nd 02:05:50
2018 Lake Biwa Marathon 5th 2:09:31
2017 Valencia Marathon 4th 2:06:44
2016 Amsterdam Marathon 10th 2:07:48
2015 Chicago Marathon 9th 2:13:44
2015 Rotterdam Marathon 1st 2:06:47
2014 Berlin Marathon 3rd 2:05:56
2014 Dubai Marathon 10th 2:09:53
2013 World Championships 10.000m 5th 27:25,27
2013 Sollentuna 10.000m 2nd 26:52,85
2012 Great Birmingham Run 2nd 60:19
2011 World Championships 5.000m 5th 13:25,50
Jacob Kendagor
KEN/1984
2:07:33

Jacob Kibet Chulyo Kendagor was born on the 24th of August 1984 in Marakwet. Marakwet county is one of the most beautiful and picturesque parts of Kenya, bounded by the Kerio River at 1000m above sea level, which runs through a small branch of the Great Rift Valley. Jacob is married, has 3 children and currently lives in Eldoret. He is a bit older than most of his competitors in Mumbai, has a lot of experience and was already successful in half- and whole marathons worldwide. In recent years he has also done a lot of pacing for the first groups in big marathons, such as Berlin, Hamburg, Seoul and Valencia. In 2017 and 2018 he also paced in the Marathon of Mumbai and so knows the course well. This year he is going for his own chance in Mumbai. Jacob has prepared himself in Kenya, in the place Kapsabet, situated in the Rift Valley, at 2000 meters altitude. Jacob is a man to be reckoned with in Mumbai Marathon 2019.

year event rank time
2018 Istanbul Marathon 5th 2:11:46
2018 Daegu Marathon 6th 2:10:08
2017 Istanbul Marathon 2nd 2:11:27
2017 Hamburg Marathon 3rd 2:08:50
2017 Seoul Marathon 6th 2:07:33
2016 Berlin Marathon 9th 2:10:01
2016 Seoul Marathon 7th 2:08:56
2015 Amsterdam Marathon 7th 2:10:13
2015 Seoul Marathon 3rd 2:07:46
2014 Valencia Marathon 1st 2:08:39
2014 Daegu Marathon 5th 2:07:53
2013 Seoul Marathon 5th 2:11:18
2013 Valencia Half Marathon 1st 59:58
2013 Berlin Half Marathon 1st 59:36
Elijah Kemboi
KEN/1984
2:07:34

Very experienced athlete run many marathons already in his career including some wins. He enjoys farming life in Kenya besides being a pro athlete. He has a small farm where he keeps cows for milking.

year event rank time
2018 Macau Marathon 1st 2:15:18
2018 Sydney Marathon 1st 2:13:37
2018 Linz Marathon 2nd 2:11:30
2017 Valencia Marathon 10th 2:09:56
2016 Kosice Marathon 2nd 2:09:24
2016 Paris Marathon 11th 2:13:21
2015 Warszawa Marathon 6th 2:08:29
2014 Amsterdam Marathon 5th 2:09:21
2014 Rio de Janeiro Marathon 2nd 2:17:29
2014 Daegu Marathon 4th 2:07:43
2013 Frankfurt Marathon 3rd 2:07:34
2013 Mumbai Marathon 2nd 2:10:03
2012 Kosice Marathon 4th 2:07:51
2011 Kosice Marathon 1st 2:11:15
2011 Antwerp Marathon 1st 2:11:15
Cosmas Lagat
KEN/1995
2:08:14

Cosmas is from Kipsangui village (near Eldoret). He has one brother. He started running at school because he had passion for running.

year event rank time
2018 Gunsan Marathon 4th 2:11:35
2017 Guangzhou Marathon 4th 2:10:40
2016 Sevilla Marathon 1st 2:08:14
2015 Ljubljana Marathon 9th 2:20:30
2014 Sevilla Marathon 1st 2:08:33
Aychew Bantie
ETH/1995
2:08:15

Aychew is a young Ethiopian athlete who lives in Addis Ababa training with Getaneh Tessema. He made his Marathon debut in 2017 running 2:09:40 in Amsterdam. Aychew grew up in Robit in the Amara region and sees Haile Gebreselassie as his example to reach his goal, which is representing Ethiopia at the Olympic Games and at World Championships. Apart from running Aychew likes table tennis.

year event rank time
2018 Kosice Marathon 2nd 2:08:15
2018 Hamburg Marathon 8th 2:11:136
2018 Mumbai Marathon 5th 2:12:49
2017 Amsterdam Marathon 13th 2:09:40
Philip Kangogo
KEN/1983
2:08:16

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year event rank time
2018 Venice Marathon 4th 2:14:07
2018 Lanzhou International Marahton 5th 2:13:27
2018 Eldoret Marathon 2nd 2:12:49
2017 Rome Ostia Half 4th 60:57
2015 Ottawa Marathon 2nd 2:09:56
2015 Barcelona Marathon 4th 2:08:16
2014 Kass FM Eldoret Marathon 1st 2:20:06
Kipkemoi Kipsang
KEN/1990
2:08:26

Kipsang is coached by former Rotterdam and Seoul Marathon Champion William Kiplagat. He is among others training partner of Gideon Kipketer who is the Mumbai Marathon course record holder. They hail from Kapgitony area. He is the first born of three brothers & five sisters. Himself he has 2 children both a daughter and a son. He started running when he discovered he had potential to do so and was motivated by his coach William Kiplagat.

year event rank time
2018 Cape Town Marathon 4th 2:09:21
2018 Sevilla Marathon 6th 2:09:59
2017 Eindhoven Marathon 6th 2:10:39
2017 Sevilla Marathon 3rd 2:08:26
2016 Rennes Marathon 4th 2:10:55
2015 Rabat Marathon 4th 2:12:59
2014 Hengshui Marathon 7th 2:11:34
2014 Linz Marathon 2nd 2:09:46
2013 Cologne Marathon 5th 2:11:25
2013 Kilimanjaro Marathon 1st 2:14:58
2011 Kilimanjaro Marathon 1st 2:17:09
Silas Too
KEN/1988
2:08:26

Competed mostly in smaller marathons so far and therefore is hopeful to improve his PB in Mumbai. Silas is a found fan of English premier league football.

year event rank time
2018 Eindhoven Marathon 4th 2:08:34
2018 Riga Marathon 2nd 2:11:13
2018 Barcelona Marathon 2nd 2:08:26
2017 Nairobi Marathon 11th 2:15:19
2017 Debno Marathon 2nd 2:17:11
2016 Podgorica Marathon 3rd 2:23:37
2016 Zagreb Marathon 4th 2:15:50
2016 Wroclaw Marathon 2nd 2:18:37
2015 Zagreb Marathon 3rd 2:15:56
2015 Wroclaw Marathon 1st 2:20:00
2015 Radenci Marathon 1st 2:16:20
2015 Thessaloniki Marathon 2nd 2:21:31
2014 Wroclaw Marathon 5th 2:18:18
Abdi Ibrahim Abdo
BRN/1997
2:08:32

Abdi was born in Ambo in the Oromia region of Ethiopia. He changed citizenship to Bahrain five years ago. Abdi was inspired by his older brother Gebo Burka, who is a world class athlete himself. Abdi is part of the training group of Haji Adilo and trains with world class athletes such as Shura Kitata and Lelisa Desisa. Apart from running he like to listen to music and hang out with friends.

year event rank time
2018 Istanbul Marathon 2nd 2:10:37
2018 Rome Marathon 2nd 2:08:32
2017 Hefei Marathon 1st 2:12:00
Douglas Chebii
BRN/1993
2:08:43

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year event rank time
2018 Ljubljana Marathon 7th 2:13:10
2018 Sevilla Marathon 5th 2:08:43
2017 Istanbul Marathon 5th 2:12:32
2017 Sevilla Marathon 4th 2:09:48
2016 Waszawa Marathon 2nd 2:11:26
Serod Batochir
MGL/1981
2:08:50

Having run 56 marathons Serod is by far the most experienced athlete in the elite field. Besides that he is also the Mongolian Marathon Record holder with a time of 2.08.50. Serod started running marathons in 2002. He is hopeful for a top 8 finish in Mumbai and his ultimate goal is to finish top 10 at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Marathon.

year event rank time
2018 Hofu Marathon 2nd 2:12:12
2018 Asian Games Jakarta 5th 2:23:42
2017 Fukuoka Marathon 16th 2:13:22
2017 Nagano Marathon 2nd 2:15:12
2016 Osaka Marathon 3rd 2:13:43
2016 Olympic Games Marathon 91st 2:24:26
2016 Nagano Marathon 2nd 2:15:56
2015 Fukuoka Marathon 9th 2:14:19
2015 Hamburg Marathon 6th 2:10:15
2015 Lake Biwa Marathon 3rd 2:11:18
2014 Fukuoka Marathon 3rd 2:08:50 NR
2014 Asian Games Marathon 4th 2:13:21
2014 Nagano Marathon 2nd 2:14:04
2014 Beppu Oita Marathon 4th 2:10:59
2013 Hofu Marathon 1st 2:09:00
2013 Osaka Marathon 2nd 2:13:31
2012 Osaka Marathon 1st 2:11:52
2012 Brighton Maraton 4th 2:13:02
2012 Beppu Oita Marathon 2nd 2:11:05
2011 Hofu Marathon 1st 2:11:56
2011 London Marathon 8th 2:11:35
2010 Hofu Marathon 1st 2:14:49
2010 Brighton Marathon 1st 2:19:05
Shumet Akalnew
ETH/1988
2:08:50

Shumet was born in Wollega, Oromia region in Ethiopia. He started running in elementary school with Kenenisa Bekele as his example. Apart from running he likes table tennis. Shumet says his 2nd place in Mumbai Marathon last year changed his life.

year event rank time
2018 Kosice Marathon 3rd 2:08:50
2018 Paris Marathon 11th 2:10:15
2018 Mumbai Marathon 2nd 2:10:00
2017 Hengshui Marathon 4th 2:13:18
2015 Odense Marathon 2nd 2:10:52
2015 Zurich Marathon 13th 2:17:54
Ayenew Mekuant
ETH/1991
2:09:00

Mekuant Ayenew was born in the village of Bichena in Gojam in north western part of Ethiopia. The place where he was born, running was mostly un-known to the society except for few people. Mekuant started running while he was in school, in 2008 he used to represent his Nemay district and run for his school, his first remarkable result was a 5000m where he came 3rd in 14’00. After he started training. Meanwhile he joined Sebeta club and started to compete internationally, his first marathon was Dubai marathon. Mekuant is married to Mekedes Asefaw and has one child named Amanuel Mekuant he is four years old. He likes to spend his time with his family by taking them to recreational area, he likes to swim also.

year event rank time
2018 Venice Marathon 1st 2:13:23
2018 Prague Marathon 6th 2:10:42
2018 Dubai Marathon 9th 2:09:20
2017 Beijing Marathon 7th 2:15:16
2017 Prague Marathon 3rd 2:09:00
2017 Dubai Marathon 6th 2:09:23
2016 Beijing Marathon 1st 2:11:09
2016 Wuhan Marathon 3rd 2:11:42
2016 Xiamen Marathon 4th 2:11:38
2015 Hefei Marathon 3rd 2:11:01
2015 Munster Marathon 3rd 2:12:55
2015 Zurich Marathon 3rd 2:12:17
2014 Hefei Marathon 6th 2:15:09
2014 Hannover Marathon 5th 2:11:46
2013 Hannover Marathon 2nd 2:10:05
Eliud Barngetuny
KEN/1987
2:10:44

In his short career so far Eliud won four marathons already. Now he feels it’s time to step up to a higher level of competition in order to push his career to the next level. Besides running Eliud likes music particularly Kenyan music.

year event rank time
2018 Madrid Marathon 1st 2:10:15
2018 Mumbai Marathon 10th 2:16:49
2017 Milan Marathon 5th 2:10:23
2017 Mumbai Marathon 3rd 2:10:39
2016 Cannes Marathon 7th 2:18:58
2016 Wuhan Marathon 2nd 2:10:57
2015 Taipei Marathon 1st 2:13:14
2014 Beijing Marathon 4th 2:11:07
2013 Libreville Marathon 4th 2:17:06
2013 Lyon Marathon 1st 2:10:44
2013 Salzburg Marathon 1st 2:14:16
Deresa Reta
ETH/1997
2:12:05

Deresa run many marathons in China in the past few years and so far run a best of 2.12.05. He recently joined coach Getaneh Tessema’s group and has shown great progress in training. At the age of 22, Deresa still is a fairly young marathoner. He hails from a family with 3 older brothers and 2 older sisters and is the only runner among them.

year event rank time
2018 Dalian Marathon 8th 2:14:02
2018 Wuxi Marathon 6th 2:13:44
2017 Guangzhou Marathon 6th 2:14:20
2017 Zhengzhou Marathon 8th 2:12:05
2016 Hangzhou Marathon 9th 2:19:21
2016 Liupanshui Marathon 3rd 2:18:15
Deresa Geleta
ETH/1996
2:12:33

Was born in Mea Kegn in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, where also Lelisa Desisa and Shura Kitata where born. He started running looking up to Lelisa Desisia and now trains in the same group. His dream is to compete at the level of Lelisa and Shura. Apart from running he likes to play handball and watch football. He is a found fan of Arsenal.

year event rank time
2018 Beirut Marathon 3rd 2:12:33
2018 Zhengzhou Marathon 7th 2:20:01
2017 Xichang Marathon 2nd 2:17:57
Amanuel Teshome
ETH/1997
Debut

Amanuel has two sisters and five brothers and he lives in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa. He is not married and focus entirely on running for the moment.

year event rank time
2017 Gunsan Marathon 4th 2:14:45
Byambajav Tseveenravdan
MGL/1990
2:16:14

Byambajav has, among his best performances, won a Bronze medal at the 2017 Asian Marathon Championships in Dongguan, China. He started running marathons in 2006 and got a lot of support from his family to do so. He’s goal is to run a sub 2.10 marathon in the years to come and dreams of winning medals at the highest stage.

year event rank time
2018 Shanghai Marathon 18th 2:22:26
2018 Ulan Bator Marathon 1st 2:23:21
2018 Wuxi Marathon 9th 2:18:31
2017 Asian Marathon Championships 3rd 2:16:14
2017 World Championships Marathon 46th 2:21:48
2017 Ulan Bator Marathon 3rd 2:16:15
2017 World University Games Half Marathon 9th 69:14
2016 Olympic Games Rio 129th 2:36:14
2016 Ulan Bator Marathon 2nd 2:21:12
2016 Seoul Marathon 15th 2:16:26
Daniel Muteti
KEN/1994
Debut

Daniel Muindi Muteti was born on November 10th 1994 in Makueni, in the Former Eastern Province of Kenya. Daniel holds a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry and has taught for a year in that subject at a secondary school nearby Nairobi. That gave little satisfaction and Daniel decided to start runnning. For a couple of years Daniel has trained together with top athletes from Machakos, also belonging to Eastern Province, such as previous World Record Holder Marathon Patrick Makau and Valencia Marathon winner John Mwangangi. Nowadays, Daniel trains in Ngong, at 1900 meters altitude, 30 km South-West of Nairobi. Here he has also prepared himself for Mumbai Marathon 2019. Daniel Muteti is a real hot-weather athlete. In South-America, in Colombia, Ecuador and Guatamala, Daniel has won big competitions in recent years. Daniel, who also speaks Spanish, makes his debut on the marathon in Mumbai.

year event rank time
2018 Coban Half Marathon 1st 65:48
2017 Valencia Marathon pacing 2.05 up to 32km - -
2017 Medellin Half Marathon 2nd 64:49
2017 Santa Pola Half Marathon 2nd 62:29
2016 Poznan Half Marathon 1st 63:44
2016 Warsaw Half Marathon 1st 62:14

INTERNATIONAL ELITE WOMEN

Amane Gobena
ETH/1982
2:21:51

Amane Gobena is a high profile athlete who has been running on a high level since 2007. She has competed in 20 marathon, and finished on podium in 16 of them. The first marathon she won was the 2009 Toronto marathon, where she broke the course record. She set her current PB at the 2016 Tokyo marathon. Her time of 2:21:51 made her the sixth fastest athlete of 2016. Amane is an example to many in the training group of coach Haji Adillo, she is very caring and looks after every athlete of the training group. She is also the sister in law of her coach, married to Hussein Adelo (2:09 marathoner) and has two children.

year event rank time
2018 Prague Marathon 3rd 2:27:43
2018 Mumbai Marathon 1st 2:25:49
2017 Tokyo Marathon 3rd 2:23:09
2016 Saitama Marathon 2nd 2:25:58
2016 Tokyo Marathon 2nd 2:21:51
2015 Istanbul Marathon 1st 2:31:58
2015 Paris Marathon 2nd 2:23:30
2014 Istanbul Marathon 1st 2:28:46
2014 Toronto Marathon 3rd 2:28:29
2014 Los Angeles Marathon 1st 2:27:37
2013 Dubai Marathon 3rd 2:23:50
2012 Istanbul Marathon 2nd 2:28:38
2011 Xiamen Marathon 1st 2:31:49
2010 Seoul Marathon 1st 2:24:13
2010 Osaka Ladies Marathon 1st 2:25:14
2009 Toronto Marathon 1st 2:28:31
2002 World Cross Country Championships 8th -
Dinknesh Mekash
ETH/1985
2:23:12

Dinknesh, which means “wondrous one” in Amharic, grew up in the town of Bekoji, the renowned “Town of Runners”. As a young athlete she was brought to Addis Ababa by the organization ‘Running Across Borders’ and given coaching, accommodation and support to pursue a running career. She was the first to be part of the program and a classic example of what they are trying to do in East Africa: use sport to help youth achieve success in life. In 2010, Mekash traveled outside of her country for the first time, flying to Scotland to participate in the Loch Ness Marathon. She won in 2:46:39. She was surprised by seeing radiators used for heating the home. The arrival of the mail each day also caught her attention. She was inspired by her niece Elfenesh Alemu (4th in 2004 Olympic marathon, 2003 Tokyo winner) in the beginning of her running career. After a second place in Mumbai in 2013 and two win’s in 2014 and 2015, she hopes to come back with a win in 2017 after not competing in 2016!

year event rank time
2017 Mumbai Marathon 5th 2:36:44
2016 Paris Marathon 3rd 2:28:11
2016 Dubai Marathon 8th 2:28:19
2015 Frankfurt Marathon 2nd 2:23:12
2015 Daegu Marathon 2nd 2:29:44
2015 Mumbai Marathon 1st 2:30:00
2014 Hengshui Marathon 3rd 2:29:39
2014 Hamburg Marathon 2nd 2:27:29
2014 Mumbai Marathon 1st 2:28:08
2013 Paris Marathon 4th 2:25:09
2013 Mumbai Marathon 2nd 2:28:46
2012 Hamburg Marathon 6th 2:29:56
2012 Eindhoven Marathon 3rd 2:30:31
2011 Riga Nordea Marathon 2nd 2:38:04
2010 Loch Ness Marathon 1st 2:46:39
Shuko Genemo
ETH/1995
2:24:31

The 2016 Mumbai Marathon Champion returns to Mumbai in 2018. She showed her great potential in long distance running in Mumbai in 2016, winning the race in 2:27. She won her second marathon in 2016, clocking a fast 2:24 in Vienna. In 2017 she won the Ljubljana marathon in Slovenia.

Running is in the family of Shuko, as both her brother and sister are athletes as well. She started running because of them and to support her family financially. Tirunesh Dibaba also inspired her to start a running career. Besides running, she likes to swim!

year event rank time
2018 Ljubljana Marathon 5th 2:26:10
2018 Mumbai Marathon 3rd 2:29:41
2017 Ljubljana Marathon 1st 2:27:02
2017 Vienna City Marathon 4th 2:26:06
2017 Dubai Marathon 7th 2:28:16
2016 Vienna City Marathon 1st 2:24:31
2016 Mumbai Marathon 1st 2:27:50
2015 Hengshui Lake Marathon 3rd 2:27:29
2014 Marrakesh Marathon 2nd 2:31:09
2014 Prague Marathon 5th 2:32:19
2013 Beirut Marathon 2nd 2:36:47
Birke Debele
ETH/1995
2:25:28

Birke Debele is an upcoming athlete from the group of Getaneh Tessema in Addis Ababa. She grew up in the Oromia region in a place called Wuchale. She is married but has no children and likes football. Her inspiration for running is fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba. She has only competed in one marathon so far, placing fifth in the Lagos Marathon. She competed in the Seven hills race 15k in the Netherlands in 2017 which she won, by beating world champion Rose Chelimo.

year event rank time
2018 Hamburg Marathon 2nd 2:25:28
2018 Mumbai Marathon 4th 2:29:45
2017 Zevenheuvelenloop 15k 1st 48:52
2017 Lagos Marathon 5th 2:40:48
2016 Béjaïa Half Marathon 2nd 71:49
Melesech Tsegaye
ETH/1994
2:26:44

Melesech Tsegaye was born in 1994 in the village of Bekoji where many athletes hail from. As a fifth child in a family of 10 children with 1 brothers and 9 sisters. Two of her sisters are known athletes named Tirfi Tsegaye and Belaynesh Tsegaye. Melesech says that especially her elder sister Tirfi is her role model. Melesech’s first significant win came in a 1500meter race in her school where she out-run 2nd place. Then after she realizes that she has the talent to run and began her career in 2008.

When she was 16, Melesech was signed by Bishoftu club which recently again joined oromia police. Her first international race was Venice marathon which she was 4th with the time of 2:43 then after her first attempt in Venice she started to focus on her marathon. Melesech won her 2nd marathon in Hefei in china.

Melesech is part of a very strong training group, some of her training partners include Shuko Genemo, Aselefech Mergia, Tirfi Tsegaye, Aberu Kebede amog others.

Melesech is married to her teammate and famous athlete Lemi Berhanu a winner of Dubai marathon 2015 and winner of Boston in 2016. Apart from running Melesech likes to swim in her free time.

year event rank time
2018 Vienna Marathon 2nd 2:29:51
2018 Houston Marathon 3rd 2:27:21
2017 Beijing Marathon 1st 2:27:44
2017 Barcelona Marathon 2nd 2:26:44
2016 Hefei Marathon 3rd 2:28:57
2016 Yangling Marathon 3rd 2:37:57
2015 Hefei Marathon 1st 2:33:21
2014 Hefei Marathon 2nd 2:34:14
Worknesh Alemu
ETH/1990
2:26:50

Worknesh trains in Sendafa area, north east of Addis Ababa. Her favourite training are long runs over dusty roads in an area south of Addis Ababa. In 2018 she managed to improve her PB twice both in Barcelona Marathon and Frankfurt Marathon. She now is aiming top 3 in Mumbai.

year event rank time
2018 Frankfurt Marathon 12th 2:26:50
2018 Barcelona Marathon 3rd 2:28:19
2017 Kosice Marathon 4th 2:31:27
2017 Rabat Marathon 1st 2:30:04
2015 TCS Bangalore 10km 10th 33:54
Megertu Alemu
ETH/1997
2:28:08

Megertu was born in Ambo in the Oromia region. She trains under coach Haji Adilo and is part of the Gedemsa Athletes Team (GAT). She started running five years ago. Apart from running she likes to watch football and is a support of the Arsenal team.

year event rank time
2018 Shanghai Marathon 6th 2:28:08
2018 Lanzhou Marathon 2nd 2:32:21
2018 Rabat Marathon 2nd 2:31:33
2017 Casablanca Marathon 4th 2:34:11
2017 Zhengzhou Marathon 2nd 2:29:10
Tejitu Daba
BRN/1991
2:28:50

Ethiopian born Tejitu Daba competes for Bahrain and has won several medals at Asian championships for Bahrain. She ran 3000m, 5000m and 10.000m on the track for some years and made her road running debut in the 2015 TCS World 10k in Bangalore. This was the start of her road running career. She showed a good progression in 2017, running a personal best of 68:21 in the half marathon, followed by her marathon debut in Amsterdam.

Tejitu started running when she was inspired, she heard about the Dibabe sisters on the radio which inspired her to start running. Tirunesh Dibaba is her biggest example. Besides running, she likes to watch football. Tejitu is married to 2:05 marathoner Abera Kuma who is also competing in Mumbai Marathon.

year event rank time
2018 Beijing Marathon 4th 2:28:50
2018 Barcelona Half Marathon 1st 68:36
2017 Amsterdam Marathon 8th 2:31:32
2017 Lille Half Marathon 3rd 68:21
2017 Madrid Half Marathon 1st 71:29
2016 Dam tot Damloop 10 miles 2nd 52:34
2014 Bilbao 3000m 1st 8:52.24
2013 FBK Games 5000m 9th 15:08.11
2013 Asian Championships 5000m 3rd -
2013 World Cross Country Championships 8th -
2012 Asian Indoor Championships 3000m 3rd -
2011 Pan-Arab Games 10.000m 1st -
2011 Asian Championships 5000m 1st -
Failuna Matanga
TAN/1992
2:30:00

Failuna has run many races in Brazil, and took victories in the Sao Paulo 10k, Rio de Janeiro Corida de Sao Sebastiao, Belo Horizonte half marathon and the Sao Paulo half marathon. In 2017 she finished 16th at the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala.

Failuna comes from the same region in Tanzania as 2017 Mumbai winner Alphonce Simbu.

year event rank time
2018 TCS Kolkata 25km 3rd 1:27:45
2018 Cape Town Marathon 2nd 2:29:59
2018 Commonwealth Games 10.000m 12th 32:22.09
2018 Barcelona Half Marathon 5th 69:36
2017 Kolkata 25km 3rd 1:26:11
2017 World Championships 10.000m 23rd 32:29.97
2017 FBK Games Hengelo 10.000m 9th 31:47.37
2017 TCS Bengalore 10km 7th 33:32
2017 World Cross Country Championships 16th -
2016 Santos Tribuna 10k 2nd 32:48
2016 Rio de Janeiro 10k 1st 33:59
2015 Sao Paulo 10k 1st 34:00
Almaz Negeda
ETH/1987
2:30:33

Almaz comes from North Shoa area in Ethiopia, she studied till her high school period in that area before moving to Addis Abeba in 2009. She got inspired by Tirunesh Dibaba and started running after seeing her compete in the World Championships and Olympic Games. She is very close with her family.

year event rank time
2018 Rennes Marathon 1st 2:29:40
2018 Chongqing Marathon 2nd 2:30:33
2017 Hefei Marathon 2nd 2:36:21
2017 Madrid Marathon 5th 2:36:20
2016 Shenzhen Marathon 2nd 2:37:15
2016 Buenos Aires Marathon 2nd 2:42:27
2016 Yangling Marathon 5th 2:44:23
2015 Jinan Marathon 1st 2:33:54
2015 Taiyuan Marathon 2nd 2:34:10
2014 Shanghai Marathon 7th 2:37:42
2014 Chongqing Marathon 4th 2:33:51
Khishigsaikhan Galdabrakh
MGL/1990
2:35:55

Khishigsaikhan is one of few Mongolian female marathon runners. She started running marathon only in 2016 and so far already had some good performances including a marathon win in Kishiwada Marathon in 2018. She is aiming to finish top 10 in Mumbai.

year event rank time
2018 Asian Games Marathon 10th 2:42:57
2018 Ulan Bator Marathon 2nd 2:54:41
2018 Wuxi Marathon 5th 2:35:55
2018 Kishiwada Marathon 1st 2:37:07
2017 Beijing Marathon 6th 2:43:51
2017 World Championships Marathon 52nd 2:44:48
Zinash Gerado
ETH/1998
Debut

Zinash is training in the group of Tessema Abshero together with the 2017 and 2018 winners of the Kolkata 25km Dibabe Kuma and Degitu Azmeraw. In 2018 she ran 3 half marathon races in China winning twice and finishing 2nd in the 3rd race. She lives in close to Addis Ababa and is the last born of 9 children. In Ethiopia she has been succesfull in Awasa half marathon (6th) and Addis Ababa 10km (4th). She is looking forward to her marathon debut.

year event rank time
2017 Languex 10km 10th 33:25

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