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 three at three international marathons. She started the year with a second place finish last January in China, took third this spring in Daegu despite notching a career best 2:26:33 and then stood atop the podium with her 2:27:56 in Istanbul this past spring.

Familiar with running here in Houston, she took 3rd place in the marathon here last year with a time of 2:31:01.