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Home >> Information >> Shitaye Gemechu Debellu

Shitaye Gemechu Debellu

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Name: Shitaye Gemechu Debellu

Age: 35

Country of Origin: Ethiopia

 

Represented Ethiopia in the World Championships Marathon in 2001, 2003 and 2005, and in the World Half-marathon Championships in 2002. She served a doping ban from October 2009 to October 2011 after a positive test for recombinant EPO.

Marathon PB:                2:26:10, Paris Marathon 2008

Two Oceans:                 2nd in 2014 (3:43:37), dnf in 2015

2016:                           5th in Danzhou International Marathon (2:40:52)

2015:                           1st in J.G. Zuma Marathon (2:47:10; probably short course) & Waterberg Executive Mayor's 28 km (1:50:35)

                                  4th in Mayoral Half Marathon (Polokwane) (n/t)

2014:                           1st in Dallas Marathon (2:46:46) & Wits Half Marathon (82:31)

                                  3rd in Hong Kong Marathon (2:35:18)

                                  10th in Gauteng Marathon (2:45:48a)

                                  11th in Spar 10 km in Durban (36:19) & Pretoria (36:43)

2013:                           2nd in Lanzhou Marathon (2:44:12)

                                  3rd in Wuzhong Marathon (2:39:56)

                                  7th in Hong Kong Marathon (2:33:34)

2012:                           2nd in Hong Kong Marathon (2:31:44) & Lanzhou Marathon (2:39:32)

                                  8th in Singapore Marathon (2:40:07)

World Championships:     7th in 2001 (2:28:40); 24th in 2002 (71:43); 10th in 2003 (2:27:26); 22nd in 2005 (2:34:01)

Other performances:      2nd in Kö-Lauf Dusseldorf 2009 (32:28); 5th in Tokyo Marathon 2009 (2:29:59); dnf Prague Marathon 2009; 4th in Paris Marathon 2008 (2:26:10); 7th in Dubai Marathon 2008 (2:30:20); 1st in Treviso Marathon 2007 (2:28:03); 1st in Strasbourg Half Marathon 2006 (74:22); 1st in Phoenix Marathon 2006 (2:31:44) & 2005 (2:32:51); 7th in Berlin Marathon 2006 (2:35:56); 7th in Boston Marathon 2005 (2:33:51); 6th in Chicago Marathon 2004 (2:28:28); 1st in Ribarroja Half Marathon 2003 (72:01); 2nd in Hamburg Marathon 2003 (2:27:46); 3rd in Okayama Half Marathon 2003 (71:07); 4th in Berlin Marathon 2002 (2:26:15); 10th in London Marathon 2002 (2:28:58); 1st in Amsterdam Marathon 2001 (2:28:40); 3rd in Vienna Marathon 2001 (2:34:15)

Other PBs:                    32:28 (2009), 71:07 (2003)

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