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Elite Runner Spotlight: Atsede Baysa

Friday, Oct 11, 2013  |  Updated 11:52 AM CDT
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Elite Runner Spotlight: Atsede Baysa

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Atsede Baysa's winning time in the 2012 women's race was 2:22:03.

Name: Atsede Baysa

Country: Ethiopia

Stats: Baysa set a marathon personal best when she finished first at last year's Chicago Marathon with a time of 2:22:03. She took second in 2010 in Chicago at 2:23:40. She has run numerous marathons in her career, winning the Paris Marathon twice and finishing within the top 5 in London, Toronto and Rome, among others.

Details: Baysa finished last year's race with a nail-biter against Rita Jeptoo. The two were neck-and-neck as they reached the Grant Park finish line. Baysa prevailed in the end and returns to defend her title this year.

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