Seifu Tura

Since making his marathon debut with a solid second place in 2:09:26 in Seoul in 2017, the 22-year-old Ethiopian Seifu Tura had proved a consistent performer, only failing once to finish the distance which was in Tokyo in early March 2019.

His best day so far has been in the 2018 edition of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon when he took full advantage of the renowned fast course to carve a big slice off his personal best, improving by over four minutes to run 2:04:44 for seventh place.

Dubai provided the keynote to a strong showing in general in 2018 which brought victories in Milan and Shanghai. Tura recovered from the disappointment of dropping out of Tokyo on March 3, 2019 with a strong performance in his most recent marathon, finishing sixth in Chicago on October 10 last year in 2:08:35, the second fastest marathon of his career so far.

Another good sign is setting a half marathon best with 59:17 in Buenos Aires last August.





Best Time


(7th, Dubai, 2018)