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Tigist Tufa’s biography, net worth, fact, career, awards and life story

Intro Ethiopian athletics competitor
Is Athlete 
From Ethiopia 
Type Sports 
Gender female
Birth 26 January 1987
Age: 33 years
Star sign Aquarius

Tigist Tufa (born 26 January 1987) is an Ethiopian marathon runner.

She was the winner of the 2014 Shanghai Marathon, setting a new course record and a personal best time of 2:21:52. Her previous bests were 2:28:04 at the Los Angeles Marathon in 2013, followed by 2:24:32 at the 2014 Ottawa Marathon, where she also set a new course record.

She won the 2015 London Marathon in a time of 2:23:22, making her the first female Ethiopian to win the race in 14 years. The last Ethiopian to win the race was Deratu Tulu in 2001.