Tirunesh Dibaba bags $100,000 with Chicago Marathan gold

Tirunesh Dibaba bags $100,000 with Chicago Marathan gold
Tirunesh Dibaba bags $100,000 with Chicago Marathan gold

Ethiopia’s ace long distance runner, Tirunesh Dibaba added a new accolade to her impressive array after winning the Chicago marathon held on Sunday.

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.

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.

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