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Elite Runner Spotlight: Ayele Abshero

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    Ayele Abshero (right) finished third during the men's elite race at the 2013 Virgin London Marathon on April 21, 2013 in London, England.

    Name: Ayele Abshero

    Country: Ethiopia

    Stats: Abshero finished first in his debut marathon, the 2012 Dubai Marathon, with a time of 2:04:23, a personal best. Though he was a favorite for the Olympics, he failed to finish the Games Marathon last August. He came in third in this year's Virgin London Marathon with 2:06:57

    Details: The long-distance runner took career inspiration from his older brother, also an accomplished marathon participant. He made a name for himself starting in 2008 when he finished 36th in the IAAF World Cross Country Championships.