2014 Elite Female Runners: Mare Dibaba

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Mare Dibaba enters the 2014 Bank of America Marathon with the third-best time in the field, a 2:19:52 she clocked at the 2012 Dubai race.

The Ethiopian already has a win under her belt this year, winning the Xiamen Marathon in a course record 2:21:36.

Other career highlights include a second place finish in the 2011 Toronto Marathon, a third place finish in the 2011 Los Angeles Marathon and a third place finish in the 2010 Rome Marathon.

Dibaba is one of several participants with the talent to break 2:20 on Oct. 12, but even that won't guarantee a win among this solid field of athletes. 

Elliot and his wife, Allie, are running for SmileTrain Team Empower, an international charity that provides cleft palate surgery to those in need.
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