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Dominic Ondoro

Dominic Ondoro Age: 29 Citizenship: Kenya Personal Best: 2:08:00 Kenya’s Dominic Ondoro snapped an eight-race winning streak by Ethiopian men with his strong finish over the final four kilos in the 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon, clocking 2:12:05. Ondoro was part of a large pack early in the race, which was whittled down to five at

Benita Wills

Citizenship: Australia Residence: Boulder, CO Age: 32 Personal Records 10K: 30:37.7 (Paris, 2003) Half Marathon: 1:08:28 (Berlin, 2007) Marathon: 2:22:36 (Chicago, 2006) 2011 Races 12/04/11 Las Vegas Half Marathon 1:10:40 09/18/11 Philadelphia Half Marathon 1:15:07 08/06/11 Beach to Beacon 10K 33:16:00 06/26/11 B.A.A. 10K 34:11:00 06/11/11 Bellin Run 10K 34:35:00 06/04/11 Freihofer’s Run for Women

Yihunelish Delelecha

Citizenship: Ethiopia Residence: Waldorf, MD Age: 30 Personal Records Half Marathon: 1:12:43 (Philadelphia, 2011) Marathon: 2:30:39 (Grandma’s, 2011) 2011 Races 11/20/11 Philadelphia Half Marathon 1:12:43 08/20/11 West Virginia Half 1:14:58 06/20/11 Grandma’s Marathon 2:30:39 05/15/11 Pittsburgh Marathon 2:35:36 03/20/11 NYC Half-Marathon 1:14:16 Delalecha recorded personal bests in both the marathon and half-marathon in 2011 after

Nuta Olaru

Citizenship: Romania Residence: Longmont, CO Age: 41 Personal Records 10K: 32:47 (San Jose, 10/8/2006) Half Marathon: 1:09:00 (Drobeta Turnu Severin, 9/14/2002) Marathon: 2:24:33 (Chicago, 10/10/2004) 2011 Races 12/04/11 California International Marathon 2:37:13 02/27/11 Tokyo 2:41:42 11/24/11 Ft. Collins 4-Mile 22:08 10/09/11 Denver Rock ‘N ‘Roll Half 1:15:16 09/04/11 Virginia Beach Rock ‘n’ Roll Half 1:14:05

Charles Munyeki

Citizenship: Kenya Residence: Tampa, FL Age: 25           Personal Records: 10 km: 27:45 (Rotterdam and Ras Al Khaimah, 2009) Half Marathon: 59:44 (Rotterdam, 2009) Marathon: 2:07:06 (Chicago, 2009) 2011 Results 10/09/11 Eindhoven Marathon 2:08:04 Munyeki made a name for himself early by winning the 2005 Standard Chartered Half-Marathon in 2005 before

Demessew Tsega

Citizenship: Ethiopia Residence: Age: 23 (3/13/88)         Personal Records 10K: 28:24 (San Juan, PUR, 2008) Half Marathon: 1:03:22 (Saint-Denis Half, 2008) Marathon: 2:09:44 (Reimes, 2011) 2011 Results 10/16/11 Reimes 2:09:44 Despite a shortage of participation in notable races in 2011, Tsega made his marathon debut in France this past fall and surprised

Debebe Tolossa

Citizenship: Ethiopia Residence: Boston, MA Age: 31         Personal Records: Marathon: 2:09:57 (Venice, 2011) 2011 Results 10/23/11 Venice Marathon 2:09:57 06/12/11 Abebe Bikila Marathon 2:17:05 01/21/11 Dubai Marathon 2:16:37 While many marathoners are tackling the distance earlier in their careers, Tolossa didn’t challenge the marathon until last year when he was already

Jairus Chanchima

Citizenship: Netherlands Residence: Eldoret, Kenya Age: 27         Personal Records 10K: 28:08 (Prague, 2011) Half Marathon: 59:43 (Lille, 2009) Marathon: 2:13:53 (Eindhoven, 2011) 2011 Results 10/09/11 Eindhoven Marathon 2:13:53 04/02/11 Prague 10K 28:08 03/13/11 Den Haag Half Marathon 1:01:19

Alemitu Abera

Citizenship: Ethiopia Age: 26           Personal Records 10K: 32:46 (Marseille, 2008) Half Marathon: 1:12:05 (Houston, 2010) Marathon: 2:26:33 (Daegu, 4/10/11) 2011 Races 01/05/11 Xiamen International Marathon 2:31:59 04/10/11 Daegu International 2:26:33 09/17/11 Istanbul Marathon 2:27:56 A seasoned marathoner, Abera is coming off a year that saw her finish in the top