Athlete

Obse Abdeta

Still very young, Obse Abdeta brings track and shorter distance speed to the second marathon of her career. She made an impressive debut in finishing third in Shanghai on November 17 last year, running 2:27:47 which was the fastest by an U-20 junior in the world for the year at the time.

This continued her run of form as a junior, having run a world junior best time for 2019 for 10k on the road at Valenciennes in France on March 31 of 31:13. In May 2019 she was also on form on the track, running her fastest ever 5,000m to win in Regensburg in Germany with 15:33.41.

A highly productive 2019 also included her best half marathon to-date with 71:20 for fourth in Madrid on April 7. All the signs point to another improvement in Dubai for her second marathon.

Age

19

Country

Best Time

2:27:42

(3rd, Shanghai, 2019)