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Ethopian Women's 10,000m Sport Runner

  • Tirunesh Dibaba is an Ethopian Women's 10,000m Sport Runner.
  • She was born in 1985 at Arsi.
  • She is nicknamed Baby-Faced Destroyer.
  • Sileshi Shine is her husband.
  • Her husband, Sileshi Shine, is a two-time Olympic silver medallist. Her older sister Ejegayehu won the silver medal in the 10,000m at the 2004 Olympic Games, her younger sister Genzebe is a 1,500m runner, and her cousin Derartu Tulu has two Olympic gold medals and a bronze in distance running.
  • She generally competes in Women's 5000m and Women's 10,000m Athletic categories.
  • Completing the Women's 10,000m athletics event in 30:20.75 and marking her seasonal best score, she won the Olympic Gold Medal at the London 2012 Summer Olympics. Later, she finished the Women's 5000m event at the mark of 15:05.15 and won the Bronze Medal.

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