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Dereje Debele

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DEREJE DEBELE
ETHIOPIA

BIRTHDATE:
26 July 1986

PERSONAL BEST:
2:09:08 (Vienna, 2009)

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

20Sep09 real,- Berlin Marathon 4th 2:09:41

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

22Jan10 Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 5th 2:09:43
19Apr09 City of Vienna Marathon 2nd 2:09:08

CAREER NOTES:

Dereje Debele Tulu finished second in his first marathon with an unusual field. All the elite marathoners were making their debuts and Debele came up with a sterling effort, 47 seconds off of winner Gilbert Kirwa of Kenya.

He followed that up with two more sub-2:10 marathons at Berlin and Dubai.

In 2008, Debele was second (1:12:01) at the Semi-Marathon Marvejols Mende at Lozere, France. He was seventh at the Great Ethiopian Run 10K.