Dinknesh comes from Bekoji, the hometown of Fatuma Roba, Derartu Tulu, Kenenisa & Taruku Bekele, the Dibaba sisters (Tirunesh, Ejegayehu & Genzebe) and many other great Ethiopian athletes.Ã‚Â
Competing in her first race in Great Britain, Dinknesh finished first in 2:46:39, slicing off fifteen seconds off the previous women’s record set by Kenya’s Commonwealth Games silver medalist Hellen Cherono in 2006.Ã‚Â
In the menÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s race, AbiyuÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s winning time of 2:20.50 was nine seconds better than when we won in 2003. Thomas Abiyu was born in Ethiopia but currently represents the UK.Ã‚Â
More than 8,600 people took part in the marathon.