Tesfaye Lencho Anbesa

From a solid marathon debut to finish fifth at the 2018 edition of the Hefei Marathon in China in 2018, Anbesa has still to crack 2:10 for the distance but there is every chance he will do it in the latest Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon, given the consistency he has shown so far.

Since the marathon debut in China he has concentrated on this classic distance and races at half marathon. In 2019 he finished fourth in the Paris Half Marathon, running 65:50 but his best at that distance goes back to 2017 and the 61:09 he clocked to win the Bucharest title in Romania.

The first marathon victory of the Ethiopian’s career came at the second attempt, winning in Venice with a personal best of 2:10:49 on November 27 last year.





Best Time


(1st, Venice, 2019)