Soloman Deksisa

With a world-class personal best of 2:04:40, Soloman Deksisa is the fastest athlete on the start line for the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon.

Despite his relatively young age, the 25-year-old Ethiopian has quite some experience in marathon running. After a brief track career Deksisa turned to road running very early. He was 20 when he won the San Diego Half Marathon with a PB of 60:12 in 2014.

Less than two years later he decided to go for the marathon distance and ran an impressive debut in Rotterdam where he finished second with 2:06:22. Since then he has fully focussed on the classic distance and took his first marathon victory in Mumbai in 2018 and then triumphed in Hamburg a few months later. He capped his best year so far in Amsterdam with his PB of 2:04:40.





Best Time


(1st, Amsterdam, 2008)