Worknesh Degefa

Worknesh Degefa

January 23, 2020

Worknesh Degefa (2:19:38) Dominates; 11 Men Run 2:06 as Dubai Marathon Comes Down to Mad Dash Over Final Kilometer

The post-Vaporfly marathon madness continued in Dubai.  Four marathons in history have seen 11 men break 2:08; three have taken place in the last four months. *MB: 2020 Dubai Marathon Discussion Thread
January 22, 2020

2020 Dubai Marathon Preview: Will the Course Records Fall For the Third Straight Year?

A big weekend of running kicks off in Dubai on Friday (Thursday night in the US). Can Boston champ Worknesh Degefa win her second Dubai title? Which of the 11 sub-2:08 men entered will breakthrough to win? Might it be 58:42 man Eric Kiptanui of Kenya who retired from the sport for 5 years but seems poised for a big
April 10, 2019

2019 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Americans Des Linden & Jordan Hasay Take on a Field Led By 2:17 Woman Worknesh Degefa

For the first time in 33 years, the defending Boston marathon women's champion is an American, Des Linden. That the good news. For the bad news, read the article.
January 25, 2019

Marathon Madness in Dubai: Getaneh Molla Runs 2:03:34 Debut Record; Ruth Chepngetich (2:17:08) & Worknesh Degefa (2:17:34) Move to #3 & #4 On All-Time List

The 12:59 5ker Molla took the marathon like a fish to water while Chepngetich went sub 2:18 just 75 days after breaking 2:19 in Istanbul.
January 23, 2019

2019 Dubai Marathon Preview: The Return of Guye Adola, Ibrahim Jeilan Debuts, & What Will Emmanuel Saina & Ruth Chepngetich Do For an Encore?

Out of protest of the IAAF refusing to give Dubai platinum status, the prize money in Dubai is down this year but the quality of the fields certainly isn't. The men's field is LOADED with 8-sub 2:07 guys and it will also serve as the debut for 2011 world 10,000 champ Ibrahim Jielan as well as 12:59 man Getaneh Molla.
January 10, 2019

John Hancock Announces 2019 Boston Marathon International Elite Field: World Marathon Champ Geoffrey Kirui, NYC Champ Lelisa Desisa, Former World Champ Edna Kiplagat, Former London Champ Aselefech Mergia Join Defending Champions

Other notables include former Boston champions Lemi Berhanu, Wesley Korir, 2:04 man Lawrence Cherono, 2015 World champ Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, former half-marathon WR holder Zersenay Tadese, 2015 World champ Mare Dibba and 2:19 woman Worknesh Degefa.
January 23, 2018

2018 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: Former Champs Worknesh Degefa & Aselefech Mergia Battle World Champs Medalists Mare Dibaba & Senbere Teferi (Debut)

The women's race in Dubai this year race boasts two sub-2:20 women and a total of six who have run under 2:23 as well as super talented debutantes Gelete Burka (10k silver at 2015 Worlds) and 22-year old Senbere Teferi (5k silver at 2015 Worlds, 14:29 pb).
January 23, 2018

Tamirat Tola And Worknesh Degefa Will Try To Defend Their Titles At The 2018 Dubai Marathon On Thursday Night

This year's race features a new altered faster course.
January 18, 2017

2017 Dubai Marathon Women's Preview: Toronto Champ Shure Demise (2:20 PB) & Amsterdam Champ Meselech Melkamu (2:21 PB) Battle 66:14 Half Marathoner Worknesh Degefa in Her Debut

Somebody in Dubai is going to get the biggest win of their career as there are plenty of fast women (9 under 2:25) but none with a major marathon victory.
November 20, 2016

Eliud Kipchoge Wins Airtel Delhi Half-Marathon in 59:44 After Battle With Olympic 10,000 4th Placer Yigrem Demelash

The pacemakers weren't up for the CR 59:06 but the bonus was it ended up being a great battle for the win. Worknesh Degefa won the women's race in 67:42. *Results
March 29, 2015

Daniel Wanjiru Wins Prague Half-Marathon In 59:51 As Three Break 1-Hour Mark

Wilfred Murgor and Leonard Komon were a close 2-3 both clocking 59:57. Worknesh Degefa won the women's race in 67:14 as pre-race favorite Lucy Kabuu was only 6th (70:25).