Netsanet Achamo gunning for Toronto victory

Toronto, Canada – Long distance runners are continually looking for improvement and Netsanet Achamo is no exception.

Supporters of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon are in for a treat, therefore, when the 24-year-old Ethiopian star returns to Canada’s premier Marathon on 14 October.

Achamo ran with the leaders through 30 kilometres during the 2011 edition of this race before fading, due to an injury. She eventually finished fifth. But she has raised her profile considerably this year beginning with a victory at the Mumbai Marathon on 15 January. She set a new course record of 2:26:12 in the process.

Just three months later she lowered her personal best time to 2:24:12 while finishing second in Hamburg. Now, with almost six consecutive months of high altitude training in her home of Addis, she will line up against a world class field at Toronto’s IAAF Silver Label Road Race. Read more