UK version[US]
home | contact | site map

Firehiwot Dado

[Photo of Firehiwot Dado]
FIREHIWOT DADO
ETHIOPIA

BIRTHDATE:
9 January 1984

PERSONAL BEST:
2:23:15 (New York City, 2011)

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

03Nov13 ING New York City Marathon 14th 2:38:06
16Apr12 Boston Marathon 4th 2:34:56
06Nov11 ING New York City Marathon 1st 2:23:15

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

20Mar11 Rome Marathon 1st 2:24:13
28Nov10 Florence Marathon 1st 2:28:58
26Sep10 Toronto Waterfront Marathon 5th 2:26:40
21Mar10 Rome Marathon 1st 2:25:28
17Jan10 Mumbai Marathon 5th 2:33:38
25Oct09 Frankfurt Marathon 4th 2:29:20
22Mar09 Rome Marathon 1st 2:27:08
05OCt08 Kosice Marathon 2nd 2:37:34

CAREER NOTES:

Although she came into New York City having won the Rome Marathon for three consecutive years, Firehiwot Dado Tufa's victory in New York City was still somewhat of a surprise.

Dado caught early leader Mary Keitany in Central Park and then dropped countrywoman Buzunesh Deba in the final miles to power to a 2:23:15 victory, breaking her PR by nearly a full minute.

Her winning time was the fastest ever by an Ethiopian and sixth fastest overall at New York City.

At Boston in 2012, Dado broke up the Kenyan top 5 with a fourth place finish in 2:34:56.