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Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba bags $100,000 with Chicago Marathan gold

Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba bags $100,000 with Chicago Marathan gold

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<p>Ethiopia’s ace long distance runner, Tirunesh Dibaba added a new accolade to her impressive array after winning the Chicago marathon held on Sunday.</p> <p>Dibaba, 32, completed the distance in 02:18:31 to grab gold. Coming in behind her was 23-year-old Brigid Kosgei of Kenya with a time of 02:20:22. The third spot went to American Jordan Hasay.</p> <p>Aside her gold medal, Dibaba will walk away with $100,000 prize money. The second and third candidates get $75,000 and $50,000 respectively.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Congratulations to Tirunesh Dibaba, female winner of the 2017 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ChicagoMarathon?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChicagoMarathon</a>, with an official time of 2:18:31! <a href="https://t.co/r0CnMP03xI">pic.twitter.com/r0CnMP03xI</a></p>— Chicago Marathon (@ChiMarathon) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChiMarathon/status/917044882568556545?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <p>She has won several laurels for the East African country at the Olympics and in other international competitions. Amongst her successes are: three Olympic gold medals, she is nine-time world champion and world record holder over 5,000m.</p> <p>She took to social media platform, Twitter, to express her delight after the race. Dibaba in April this year run 2:17:56 to finish second at the London Marathon, she was beaten by record-breaking Kenyan competitor Mary Keitany who finished the race in 2:17:01. </p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I don’t have words to say how happy I am to win today! Thank you to my family, to the <a href="https://twitter.com/ChiMarathon?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>ChiMarathon</a> , to <a href="https://twitter.com/NikeRunning?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"></code>NikeRunning</a> & all who support me <a href="https://t.co/cFDDryRYcO">pic.twitter.com/cFDDryRYcO</a></p>— Tirunesh Dibaba (@tirudibaba) <a href="https://twitter.com/tirudibaba/status/917059829763657728?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">October 8, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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