As we continue our countdown to the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019, we look at a quintet of special athletes who defied age and logic to be crowned world champions in their teenage years.
Tirunesh Dibaba, considered by many to be the world’s greatest female distance runner, will run the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on Sunday 21 October.
Multiple world and Olympic gold medallist Tirunesh Dibaba leads the elite women’s field for the BMW Berlin Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, on 16 September.
Organisers of the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon have confirmed that Tirunesh Dibaba and defending champion Daniel Wanjiru will return to the IAAF Gold Label road race on 22 April.
While the women’s race at the Chicago Marathon saw the coronation of a distance-running great, the men’s equivalent saw the arrival of a new champion at the 40th edition of the IAAF Gold Label road race on Sunday (8).
From the roads to the track – and back again – there seems little that can quell the success of the lady we have come to regard as the queen of distance running: Tirunesh Dibaba.
The fastest Ethiopian marathon runners in history will lead their nation’s team at the IAAF World Championships London 2017.