Yenenesh Tilahun Dinkesa

The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon will be Yenenesh Tilahun Dinkesa’s second race over the classic distance.

A year ago she ran a fine marathon debut in Spain, when she took third place in Sevilla. Taking into account her personal bests at shorter distances Dinkesa’s time of 2:25:54 was a very good performance. In former years the Ethiopian competed at various track and road events, stretching from the 1,500 m to the half marathon distance.

She achieved some notable results, taking for example the 15k race in Nijmegen in 2015 with 50:05 and placing fourth in the 10 miles’ event in Zaandam, Netherlands, in the same year in 52:53. While her half marathon PB stands at 69:23 the marathon distance may well be the event where she can achieve an international breakthrough.    





Best Time


(3rd, Sevilla, 2019)