Zekiros Adanech

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Zekiros Adanech
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Personal information
Nationality Ethiopia
Born (1982-03-26) 26 March 1982 (age 37)

Zekiros Adanech (Ethiopian: ዘኪሮስ አዳነች; born 26 March 1982) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner. For her career, her personal bests were: 31:59.37 in the 10,000 metres in Sollentuna on 28 June 2005, 1:12.06 in the half marathon in Addis Ababa on 28 August 2005, and 2:27.32 in the marathon in Rotterdam on 13 April 2008.[1]

In the 2004 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Adanech finished 16th with a time of 1:13:50, at the time a personal best. After focusing on the 10,000 metres and half marathon early in her career, she moved to the full marathon in 2005. She ran in the Reims à Toutes Jambes and won in 2005 with a time of 2:35:55.[2] In 2006, she followed that up with an eighth place finish at the 2006 Berlin Marathon with a time of 2:36:48 and a third place finish at the 2006 Rome Marathon with a time of 2:27:38.[3] Adanech has won the Rock 'n' Roll Arizona Marathon twice; in 2007, she won with a time of 2:31:43, and the following year she won with a time of 2:31:14, breaking the course record in the process.[4] Her last major race was the 2008 Rotterdam Marathon; she finished second with a personal-best time of 2:27.32.[3]


  1. ^ "Zekiros Adanech". IAAF. Retrieved November 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Reims-Marathon". Association of Road Racing Statisticians. 2005. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Marathon Records". Marathon Guide. 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Ethiopia's Adanech Zekiros wins the Arizona Marathon". Ethiopian Review. 14 January 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2017.