Firehiwot Dado

Firehiwot Dado

March 31, 2017

Saturday: $62,000 In Prize Money Up For Grabs At The Cooper River Bridge Run 10K In Charlotte, NC

Deep fields include last year's winner Monicah Ngige, former NYC Marathon champ Firehiwot Dado, Amy Van Alstine, Becky Wade, Jen Rhines for the women and 2-time defending champ Dominic Ondoro, Shadrack Kipchirchir, Jon Grey, Kirubel Erassa for the men.
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 29, 2014

New York Marathon Women's Preview: Mary Keitany (2nd-Fastest Marathoner Ever) Takes on 2-Time World Champ Edna Kiplagat and a Slew of Challengers

Mary Keitany (2:18:37 pb) may be a Paula Radcliffe type talent, but she'll have her hands full in NYC in her first marathon in two years. She'll be challenged by former double World Champ Edna Kiplagat, and NYC champs Jelena Prokopcuka and Firehiwot Dado, plus 2013 runner-up Buzunesh Deba. Desiree Linden leads the American field, which also includes 41-year-old Deena Kastor (shooting for 2:25) and Kara Goucher, in her first marathon since April 2013. 


May 11, 2014

Patrick Terer And Firehiwot Dado Are Victorious At The 2014 Prague Marathon

Terer ran 2:08:07 to beat Evans Chebet by 10-seconds.  Cuthbert Nyasango was 3rd in a Zambabwe NR of 2:09:52. Moses Mosop had a disappointing race running 2:20:37 for 12th. 2011 NYC champ Dado dominated the women's race in 2:23:34.

April 24, 2014

Moses Mosop Faces Deep Field With Eight Sub-2:08 Men At Prague Marathon On May 11th

The field includes CR holder Eliud Kiptanui (2:05:39) and defending champ Nicholas Kipkemboi. The women are led by 2011 NYC Marathon champ Firehiwot Dado (2:23:15) and Flomena Chepchirchir (2:23:00).
January 24, 2014

Mula Seboka Gets Surprise Victory In Women's Race At 2014 Dubai Marathon In 2:25:01

(updated) This was certainly an upset as Seboka, until recently, was a journeywoman. But no longer. In the 30th marathon of her career - yes, 30th - thanks to a strong surge at 35k which broke the pack, she defeated the #2 10,000 runner in history, Meselech Melkamu, and finished off a 71:20 2nd half. 2011 NYC champ Firehiwot Dado was third.
January 09, 2014

Meselech Melkamu And Meseret Hailu Present A Formidable Duo At The Head Of Impressive Dubai Marathon Women’s Field

The two 2:21 Ethiopians lead a field of 9 sub-2:24 women including 2010 Dubai champ Mamitu Daska, 2011 NYC champ Firehiwot Dado, and Masters runner Berhane Adere (2:20 PR).
October 31, 2013

RRW: Close Friends Dado, Deba Happy to Be Back in New York City

The 1 and 2 from 2011 are back in NYC again.
October 30, 2013

Discount Firehiwot Dado and Buzunesh Deba At Your Own Peril, The Two Ethiopians Say They've Been Training Better Than Ever

LRC totally discounted Firehiwot Dado and Buzunesh Deba two years ago at the ING NYC Marathon. (We thought Dado's name was Dado Firehiwot). We're not going to do it this year. The two Ethiopians are primed and ready for NYC 2013.