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Genet Getaneh

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GENET GETANEH
ETHIOPIA

BIRTHDATE:
6 January 1986

PERSONAL BEST:
2:26:37 (Dubai, 2009)

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

20Sep09 real,- Berlin Marathon 5th 2:27:09

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

15Jan11 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 7th 2:27:13
22Jan10 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 8th 2:30:24
16Jan09 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 5th 2:26:37

CAREER NOTES:

Genet Getaneh Wendimagegnehu has had a brief, but outstanding marathon career. At the Standard Chartered Marathon last January, Getaneh ran 2:26:37 and then almost matched that time with a 2:27:09 at Berlin in September. That was the fastest fifth place time ever run at the real,- Berlin Marathon.

At New Delhi, India in November 2008, Getaneh posted a 1:08:18 half-marathon PR after a hard battle and one second defeat to countrywoman Aselefech Mergia. A month prior to that, Getaneh just missed the medal podium, with a fourth place 1:10:03 at the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships in Rio de Janeiro. She was also third (1:10:41) at the Semi-Marathon de Paris.

Getaneh first came to prominence when she produced a stunning upset to win the Great Ethiopian 10km in 2004. Among those left in her wake, were world-class stars Eyerusalem Kuma and Werknesh Kidane.