Tirunesh Dibaba, photo by PhotoRun.net
The first time I saw Tirunesh Dibaba race was in St. Denis, France, at the 2003 World Championships. Tirunesh Dibaba came onto the world stage, not with a whimper, but with a blast of speed that shocked her watchers. The child like face, the light as air stride, followed by the lightning strike of her kick, has given her the moniker, The Baby-Faced Killer.
Tirunesh Dibaba has had much success over the 15k and half marathon distance. Alas, the winter of training for the Virgin London Marathon, which would have been her debut over the distance, has caused her shins to act up, forcing her to withdraw from the 2013 Virgin London marathon. Dibaba notes that, however, she will debut over the distance in 2014.
We look forward to that revelation....