"There was no athletics training camp and no running groups, and so I lost interest and started some business instead to hustle. ... My husband was those days from a neighboring school and he saw me run in the zonal and district competitions. He asked me why I had stopped running and encouraged me to train and enter local races in 2011.”
She says her marathon debut may not come until 2019.
She said she didn't even realize when she dropped her competitors. "I was running my own race and my body was feeling good."
The men's race is lead by Abraham Kasongor (60:25), Mustapha El Aziz (60:39) and Simon Tesfai (61:00).