Tigist Abayechew Jabore

Tigist Abayechew has made a rapid advance from her marathon debut at Taiyuan in China in 2017 when she ran 2:30:11 for second place.

At her next outing at the distance the 25-year-old Ethiopian improved her best to 2:24:15 on November 3 last year to finish runner-up in Istanbul. She has built up steadily towards the marathon, performing well on the track in her home country with a 10,000m best of 33:06.75 in 2014 in Addis Ababa.

She ventured further afield as she gathered experience on the roads, running her best 10k in Des Moines in the heart of the USA, clocking 33:25 which remains her best for the distance. Having improved her marathon PB by almost six minutes at the second attempt, Dubais fast course should prove to her liking for further development.





Best Time


(2nd, Istanbul, 2019)