Abdi Fufa

The 24-year-old Abdi Fufa arrives for his first experience of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon after a busy 2019. It looks as if his preparation has gone well with a personal best at half marathon of 62:46 in Chunzhou in China on October 13.

In September he finished ninth in 2:13:33 in the Cape Town Marathon. He ran for Ethiopia in the World Cross Country Championships at Aarhus in Denmark on March 30, finishing a creditable 15th. Fufa ran his fastest marathon so far in 2018 when he clocked 2:09:24 for fifth place in Shanghai.

His all-round performances in the past two years suggest he is ready to move up a level on Dubai’s traditionally super-fast course.





Best Time


(5th, Shanghai, 2018)