Mamitu Daska

Mamitu Daska

June 22, 2018

Sunday: Desi Linden Returns To Boston To Take On Defending Winner Joan Chelimo At The BAA 10k

Also racing are Sally Kipyego, Betsy Saina, Buze Diriba and Mamitu Daska. On the men's side, Meb Keflezighi is racing as last year's winner Daniel Chebii leads the field with Stephen Sambu, Abdi Abdirahman, Chris Derrick and more.
January 04, 2018

January 14: Ten Past Champions Headline Super Deep Fields For 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon And Aramco Houston Half Marathon

In the women's half, Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay take on US soil record holder Mary Wacera (66:29) and Edith Chelimo (65:52). Alex Korio Oloitiptit (58:51) leads a men's half field with Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Stephen Sambu, Diego Estrada, Sam Chelanga, Luke Puskedra, and Bernard Lagat. In the men's marathon, defending champ Dominic Ondoro takes on Bazu Worku (2:05:25) while last year's women's half winner Veronicah Nyaruai Wanjiru makes her marathon debut against Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).
November 01, 2017

2017 NYC Marathon Women's Preview: Mary Keitany Goes for Four Straight Against Edna Kiplagat & Shalane Flanagan

Who are the leading ladies for Sunday's NYC Marathon? Find out here.
April 10, 2017

Sam Chelanga Just Edges Out Former Olympic Bronze Medalist Thomas Longosiwa To Win UAE Healthy Kidney 10K

Chelanga and Longosiwa finished with identical times of 28:21 while Stephen Sambu was 10-seconds back in 3rd. Mamitu Daska won the women's race in 31:37 over Magdalyne Masai (31:44).
March 30, 2017

April 9: Deep Field Set For UAE Healthy Kidney 10K As Stephen Sambu Faces Sam Chelanga And 2012 5000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Thomas Longosiwa

On the women's side, two-time Frankfurt Marathon champ Mamitu Daska faces off against 31:55 woman Veronicah Nyaruai.
January 04, 2016

Past Dubai Champs Mamitua Daska and Mula Seboka Are Added to 2016 Dubai Marathon Field

2013 champ Tirfi Tsegaye was an earlier commit so 3 of the last 6 winners will be racing.
May 18, 2015

Mosinet Geremew (28:16) and Mamitu Daska (31:57) Win $21,000 at Bangalore's TCS World 10K

Lots of big names were entered given the huge prize money including Emily Chebet, Feyisa Lelisa, Micah Kogo and Japhet Korir.

May 06, 2015

Stephen Sambu Will Try To Defend His Title Against Wilson Kipsang, Lelisa Desisa, Geoffrey Mutai And Ben True At The 2015 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K On Saturday, May 30

Leonard Korir and Abdi Abdirahman are also in the field. The women are led by Joyce Chepkirui who faces Mamitu Daska, Mary Wacera, Gladys Cherono and Gemma Steel.

March 25, 2015

2015 World Cross-Country Women's Preview: Kenyan Women Try To Win For The Fifth Straight Time

Kenya and Ethiopia have gone 1-2 in the women's race at 18 of the last 19 championships and appear likely to do so again in 2015. Can defending champ Emily Chebet of Kenya rebound from a 14th-place finish at the Kenyan Trials to claim her third World XC title?

February 13, 2015

2015 RAK Half Marathon Recap: Marvelous Mary Keitany And Remember The Drone

Mary Keitany ran the third fastest time ever (66:02) to put away a stiff challenge by Mamitu Daska, who set a new Ethiopian record of 1:06:27. The men's race came down to a 5-way sprint but the big news was the drone that filmed parts of the race with stunning shots.
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 12, 2014

Lelisa Desisa (61:38), Mamitu Daska (68:20) Claim Titles at 2014 B.A.A. Half Marathon

Stephen Sambu, who owned the American road race scene this summer, was only fourth in 62:00. Molly Huddle was the top American woman in third (69:23), while Ethan Shaw, a member of the B.A.A. High Performance Team under Terrence Mahon, was the top American man in eighth (65:10). We break it down for you and catch up with David Rudisha's HS teammate.

October 09, 2014

6 Story Lines For This Weekend's BAA Half Marathon - Featuring Molly Huddle, Mamitu Daska, Betsy Saina, Mercy Wacera, Lelisa Desisa, and Stephen Sambu

The race is important for Huddle, Daska and Sambu as a win will give them a $20,000 bonus. will be onsite to cover it for you.

October 03, 2014

RRW: 2013 Boston Marathon Champ Lelisa Desisa And Molly Huddle Headline B.A.A. Half-Marathon Elite Fields Set For Next Sunday

On the men's side Desisa will be up against Stephen Sambu, Leonard Korir and last year's runner-up Daniel Salel. Huddle faces BAA 10K champ Mamitu Daska, Betsy Saina, Linet Masai and 1:07:44 runner Mary Wacera.

June 22, 2014

Stephen Sambu Takes Down Geoffrey Mutai At BAA 10k And Sets 8k America's Best En Route, Mamitu Daska Wins

Stephen Sambu, the former Arizona star, continued his fine 2014.  After pacing Galen Rupp to his American record at 10,000m and running 26:54.61 himself, Sambu took to the roads in Boston and beat Geoffrey Mutai.

May 22, 2014

Emily Chebet, Mamitu Daska Aiming for Third Title at Freihofer's Run for Women

They'll face heavy competition though from 1:06 half-marathoner Lucy Kabuu and Boston Marathon runner-up Buzunesh Deba.