Aberu Kebede

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April 21, 2017

The Greatest Women's Marathon Ever? London 2017 Is Absurdly Loaded; How Fast Will Mary Keitany Go?

The London Marathon website has called this "the best elite women’s field ever assembled," and they may be right. There are four sub-2:20 women and four more sub-2:22, including world champ Mare Dibaba, Chicago champ Florence Kiplagat and Berlin champ Aberu Kebede. Plus track studs Tirunesh Dibaba and Vivian Cheruiyot (who is making her debut).
January 17, 2017

2017 Virgin Money London Marathon Women's Elite Field: Olympic Champion Jemima Sumgong Will Face Mary Keitany, Tirunesh Dibaba, Olympic Bronze Medalist Mare Dibaba And Vivian Cheruiyot In Her Debut

The field is stacked as usual with 7 women who have ran under 2:21 and also includes Chicago champion Florence Kiplagat, Berlin winner Aberu Kebede and and former London winners Tigist Tufa (2015) and Aselefech Mergia (2010). Team USA will get some representation from Laura Thweatt and Kellyn Taylor.
December 31, 2016

2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: London/Olympic Champ Jemima Sumgong Tops the List; Shalane Flanagan Top American

Sumgong, like Eliud Kipchoge, was the unquestioned world #1 in 2016. Flanagan was one of three Americans to finish in the top 10 at the Olympics (Amy Cragg and Desi Linden were the others) -- only the second time a country had pulled off that feat (after Kenya in 2008).
September 26, 2016

Some Interesting Statistic From The Berlin Marathon

2016 is now the deepest year for the men's marathon in history as it's a new record for the top 5 performance average (2:03:31) and top 10 (2:04:18).
September 23, 2016

2016 BMW Berlin Marathon Women's Preview: Aberu Kebede Looks to Join the Sub-2:20 Club and Hold Off a Young Field

Kebede will look to become the fourth woman to win Berlin three times (she also won in '10 and '12) and the 21st woman under 2:20. Can rising stars Amane Beriso (2:20:48 in Dubai, 5th-fastest debut ever) or Birhane Dibaba (2015 Tokyo champ) take her down?
September 08, 2016

September 25th: Great Field Set For The 2016 Berlin Marathon As Wilson Kipsang, Kenenisa Bekele And Emmanuel Mutai Lead The Way

The top 8 men have ran 2:06 or faster while the women are lead by Ethiopians Aberu Kebede (2:20:30) and Amane Beriso (2:20:48).
May 19, 2016

2016 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Team Announced - Ethiopians Leave Off World's Fastest Woman And Arguably The World's Greatest Distance Runner Ever

Galen Rupp and Meb Kefelzighi, you just caught a major break as Ethiopia definitely didn't select its three best marathoners for its Olympic team. Kenenisa Bekele is staying home as is women's world leader Tirfi Tsegaye. *MB: Ethiopian marathon team announced: Picks are as debatable as Kenya's.
February 26, 2016

2016 Tokyo Marathon Women's Preview: Defending Champ Birhane Dibaba, WC Silver Medalist Helah Kiprop & Aberu Kebede Battle for AWMM Title

Dibaba can clinch the AWMM title and $500,000 with a win, while a win would put Kiprop or Kebede in a tie for 1st in the standings with Mary Keitany and Mare Dibaba. Two-time world champ Edna Kiplagat and 20-year-old wunderkind Shure Demise are also in the Tokyo field.
September 25, 2015

2015 BMW Berlin Marathon Women's Preview: In Her First Major, Kenya's Gladys Cherono Is The Woman To Beat

There have been zero sub-2:20 runs at Abbott WMM this year. Will that change on Sunday in Berlin? Quite possibly.
September 25, 2015

Gladys Cherono And Aberu Kebede Target 2:20 Barrier While Anna Hahner Sets Sights On Personal Best And Olympic Qualifying Time

Press conference highlights from Gladys Cherono, Aberu Kebede and Germany's Anna Hahner.
April 17, 2015

Good News/Bad News For Desi And Shalane In Boston - Women's Press Recap

Mare Dibaba is ready to go; so is Buzenesh Deba and nearly everyone we spoke to. We break down the women's press day in terms of Good News/Bad News for the American women. And some words of wisdom: "Life is today. Tomorrow is a dream."


April 16, 2015

2015 Boston Marathon International Women's Preview

2014 Chicago champ Mare Dibaba leads the field, though she'll be challenged by fellow sub-2:20 woman Buzunesh Deba, who would have set a course record last year if not for drug cheat Rita Jeptoo. World junior record holder Shure Demise Ware and former champs Caroline Kilel and Sharon Cherop will also be on the start line.

January 22, 2015

2015 Dubai Women's Preview: World Half Champ Gladys Cherono (Debut), Defending Champ Mulu Seboka & CR Holder Aselefech Mergia Headline a Ridiculously Deep Field

2011 NYC champ Firehiwot Dado and five-time World XC medalist Meselech Melkamu are also entered. In total, 12 women in the field have broken 2:24 and 22 have broken 2:28. 

October 23, 2014

2:04:32 Man Tsegaye Mekonnen Leads Field Of Ten Sub-2:09 Men For Sunday's Frankfurt Marathon

His top competition will be Vincent Kipruto (2:05:13). CR holder Meselech Melkamu (2:21:01) leads women's field as she faces Aberu Kebede (2:20:30) and Sharon Cherop (2:22:28).

September 19, 2014

Rock 'n' Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon Preview: Bedan Karoki vs. Dejen Gebremeskel, the Return of Kara Goucher, and a World Record Attempt for Deena Kastor

The men's field for Sunday's race is still strong even after Geoffrey MutaiStanley Biwott and Dathan Ritzenhein withdrew. Goucher is running this race in preparation for NYC but probably won't be a factor. LThe real question for American fans may be, 'Will Deena Kastor be the top American and will she get the master WR?' Pus, Bernard Lagat goes for the American 5k road record on Saturday morning.