Dera Dida

Dera Dida has got all the tools to become a world-class marathon runner and improve to well under 2:20. The Ethiopian has a track background and good speed, she has been successful in cross country on the highest level and has already run two very good marathons.

Two years ago, Dida came to Dubai as a highly promising debutant. She had won a silver medal in the junior race at the 2015 World Cross Country Championships and her half marathon PB of 68:06 suggested that she was a ready for a good race. The youngster lived up to expectations. She ran 2:21:45 and later in the year confirmed this performance with a 2:22:39 finish in a windy Frankfurt race.

Returning to the fast Dubai course Dida should be ready for the next step. While she paused with marathon running in 2018 she took an excellent silver medal at the World Cross Country Championships in Aarhus, Denmark, in spring.





Best Time


(7th, Dubai, 2018)