2017 Chicago Marathon Elite Runner: Tirunesh Dibaba

Learn more about the elite runners competing at the 2017 Chicago Marathon.

Decorated Olympian and world-record holder Tirunesh Dibaba will make her debut appearance at the 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

Name: Tirunesh Dibaba

Country of Origin: Ethiopia

Standout Race: Dibaba recorded her fastest marathon earlier this year in London, coming across the finish line at two hours, 17 minutes 56 seconds. Dibaba is currently the third fastest woman running distances longer than 42 kilometers.

More About Tirunesh Dibaba: Dibaba picked up three gold medals and three bronze medals from the last four Summer Olympic Games. Dibaba also holds the world record in the Women's 5,000m (14:11) from the 2008 ExxonMobile Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway. 

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