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  Derartu Tulu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Derartu Tulu rose to fame and an Olympics history, when she convincingly won the women’s 10000 meters race in the Barcelona Olympics in 1992.
Dearatu was born in 1969 in the village of Bokoji in the Arsi region of central Ethiopia as a seventh child in a family of 10 children.
In 1988, Derartu represented the region of Arsi and competed in a national 1500 meters race where she won a bronze medal.
www.ethiopians.com /derartu_tulu.htm   (314 words)

 Derartu Tulu Turns Marathoner, and a Winner   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Derartu Tulu, the double 10,000m Olympic champion is once again glowing as a winner of an international marathon race -- the London Marathon.
Derartu Tulu who has until this latest event not been involved in a marathon race internationally, has certainly discovered her new forte once again in the longest and grueling competitive distance race in the Olympics, the marathon.
Derartu managed to avoid the first near collision, and the hooligans came into her way once again -- and this time with intent to block her throw her down, when luckily her manager and a colleague stopped the two intruders by grabbing them and holding them away from Derartu's way.
www.addistribune.com /Archives/2001/04/27-04-01/Derartu.htm   (380 words)

 Runner's World New York City Marathon - Derartu Tulu   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Derartu Tulu arrived in New York on Wednesday evening from Addis Ababa completely different from the athlete who was in North America a month ago for the World Half Marathon Championships in Canada, "Bronchitis, I was not good then," she explained brushing off the uncharacteristic 15th place (1:12:12).
Tulu was initially inspired to start running by another athlete from her district who was then excelling on the domestic scene, Fatima Roba--a name we would hear of at the Atlanta Olympics (Roba won Gold), some years later.
Tulu took the result in stride: "I did not realize what I had done, the enormity of the Olympics was not known to me." Well not until she came home to Addis and saw the tremendous news her victory had caused.
www.runnersworld.com /events/nycm05/feat_tulu.html   (1054 words)

 Derartu Tulu
The Olympic Games were held in Atlanta in 1996 and this provided Derartu Tulu with the opportunity to defend the 10000m Olympic crown she had won four years earlier in Barcelona.
Tulu concentrated on the shorter distances in her preparation for the Olympics, winning a 5000m event at Hengelo on 27 May in a personal best of 14min 55.71sec, and then further improving that time on 3 June to 14min 50.88sec.
However, Tulu had an indifferent outdoor season, and failed to qualify for the final of the 10000m at the World Championships in Athens when she finished only 11th in her heat in 33min 25.99sec, her fastest time of the year.
www.sporting-heroes.net /athletics-heroes/displayhero.asp?HeroID=1864   (335 words)

 Derartu Tulu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Derartu Tulu (born March 21, 1972) is an Ethiopian long distance track, road and marathon athlete.
She was born in the same village Bokoji in Arsi Province as Kenenisa Bekele, the male running sensation.
Sixteen years into her running career Derartu Tulu is still running competitively, while some of her rivals are retiring.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Derartu_Tulu   (512 words)

 Derartu Tulu
Tulu first made her name internationally as a cross-country runner and although eligible in her early years to enter as a junior, she instead competed in the senior races.
This heralded a rapid improvement in Tulu's performances and in 1991 she finished second in the World Cross Country Championships in Antwerp.
Tulu was the only runner to stay with McColgan, but she started to fade with three laps to go, and eventually finished eighth.
www.sporting-heroes.net /athletics-heroes/displayhero.asp?HeroID=1862   (323 words)

 London Marathon: Tulu triumphs as El Mouaziz denies Tergat Independent, The (London) - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
THE OLYMPIC 10,000 metres champion, Derartu Tulu, successfully bridged the gap to the marathon here yesterday as she claimed the Flora London title in her fifth attempt at the distance despite the blundering intervention of a rogue spectator 10 metres from the finish.
Tulu had not worked single-mindedly for this triumph for the last seven months to be frustrated by the late intervention of a buffoon.
Pain registered occasionally on Tulu's face for 20 miles of a strongly contested women's event as she strove to remain in contact with Romania's Olympic marathon silver medallist, Lydia Simon, who had indicated her intention to run a time close to 2hr 20 min.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4158/is_20010423/ai_n14387387   (879 words)

 IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - World Cross Country Championships 2004
Three-time former World Cross Country champion Derartu Tulu will return to the championships for the first time in four years when she joins double men’s champion Kenenisa Bekele and the rest of the Ethiopian team in Brussels.
Tulu last contested the championships in Vilamoura, Portugal in 2000, where she won the long course title before going on to claim her second Olympic 10,000m title in Sydney, and win the London marathon the following year.
Tulu, who is a mother of a five-year-old daughter, Tsion, experienced a difficult 2003 season, in which she fell ill at the Paris World Championships and also suffered a death in her family.
www.iaaf.org /WXC04/news/Kind=2/newsId=24537.html   (958 words)

 Chicago Athlete -- Regional News Article
Tulu, in her debut appearance in Chicago, and Chepchumba, two-time LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon winner, will certainly challenge the lead pack with their impressive road records in long-distance running.
Derartu Tulu, 32, a four-time Olympian, became the first African woman gold medalist, winning the 10,000m at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, with a time of 31:06.02.
Tulu has not run a marathon in the U.S. since her debut in the 1997 Boston Marathon, where she placed fifth.
www.chicagoaa.com /news/chicagomarathon04tulu_chepchumba.html   (454 words)

 trinicenter.com - Sport - Ethiopia's Derartu Tulu
With their performances tonight, Tulu, Wami, Ribeiro and Britain's Paula Radcliffe in fourth place, became the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh fastest women of all-time at the distance.
Tulu, who became the first fl African woman to win an Olympic title when she won the same race in Barcelona in 1992, had only returned to competition last year after taking 1998 off to rehabilitate a knee injury and to have a child.
Tulu's time on Saturday, which was far ahead of her Barcelona winning time of 31:06.02, seems to support the claim.
www.trinicenter.com /Sports/tulu.htm   (424 words)

 Scotsman.com Sport - Athletics - Caledonian back in the capital with Tulu star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
DERARTU Tulu is aiming to add her name to the distinguished list of Olympic and World 10,000 metres champions to have won the BUPA Great Caledonian Run.
Tulu has claimed two Olympic and one world 10,000m gold medal, three world cross-country titles and victories in the London and Tokyo marathons, but admits she is losing the hunger for more global success.
Tulu ran well enough to suggest she can still be a prolific championship performer over her favoured 10,000m distance.
sport.scotsman.com /athletics.cfm?id=491852005   (518 words)

A member of the Oromo ethnic group, Derartu Tulu grew up tending cattle in the Arsi highlands of Ethiopia.
She waited for Meyer at the finish line, and then Tulu, the first fl African woman to earn an Olympic medal, and Meyer, a white South African, set off hand in hand for a victory lap that symbolized hope for a new Africa.
Tulu became the first woman to win two gold medals in Olympic distance races.
www.olympic.org /uk/athletes/heroes/bio_uk.asp?PAR_I_ID=66191   (242 words)

 Radcliffe to face her nemesis Tulu | Athletics | Guardian Unlimited Sport
Tulu will form a two-prong Ethiopian attack with another former long-time Radcliffe nemesis, Gete Wami, to take on the Briton in her first race since she set a world record for the marathon in Chicago in October.
Tulu's first win came in 1995, she added to her tally two years later in Turin, then won the 2000 gold medal in the Algarve.
Tulu, who also beat Radcliffe to take the Olympic 10,000 metres gold medal in Sydney 2000, was expected to be a major threat when the Bedford runner made her marathon debut in London in April, but the 2001 champion ran a surprisingly anonymous race and faded to ninth.
sport.guardian.co.uk /athletics/story/0,10082,861826,00.html   (281 words)

 AthleticsAfrica.Com - Yuda and Tulu claim Great South Run
Tanzanian John Yuda and Ethiopian Derartu Tulu were both winners at the BUPA Great South Run 10 Mile race in Portsmouth.
Derartu Tulu set an Ethiopian record of 51:27 to win the women's race with ease from compatriot Elfenesh Alemu.
Tulu, who had previously won the race in 1996, erased Teyiba Erkiso's previous three-year-old national record of 52:55, with Alemu also 37 seconds under the old mark with a time of 52:18 in second place.
www.athleticsafrica.com /Outgoing/yudatulusouthrun_ns_101005.html   (173 words)

 RTÉ.ie Sport - O'Sullivan finishes sixth in London
Derartu Tulu claimed victory after out-sprinting Susan Chepkemei in the final stages of the five kilometres race.
Ethiopia's double Olympic 10,000m champion piled on the pressure in the final 400 metres and crossed the line in 15 minutes 30 seconds, five seconds ahead of her Kenyan rival.
The leading two ran shoulder to shoulder up the final climb but it was Tulu who had more in reserve and she pulled away down the slope towards the finish line.
www.rte.ie /sport/2005/0904/osullivans.html   (259 words)

 The Hindu : Gold No. 3 for Jones, Tulu betters Olympic record
The day also belonged to Ethiopia as Derartu Tulu and Gete Wami made it a 1-2 for it in the women's 10,000 metres and later Million Wolde, the world junior champion, claimed the men's 5000 metres.
That is where Tulu hit the front, followed by Wami and Ribeiro, the latter having stuck to the Ethiopians through the race.
Tulu broke free from 250 metres out for an effortless finish, while behind her, Wami and Ribeiro ensured that their positions would not be altered till the end.
www.hinduonnet.com /thehindu/2000/10/01/stories/07010751.htm   (1185 words)

 AthleticsAfrica.Com - Dibaba – A jewel of inestimable value
A generation ago, Derartu Tulu’s gold medal at 10,000 metres at the Barcelona Olympic Games was heralded as a breakthrough moment for East African women athletes.
Tulu, of course, went on to win another Olympic gold and a World title.
Now, comparisons with Tulu are likely to be superseded by comparisons with Bekele, as Tirunesh became the first woman since Sonia O’Sullivan in 1998 to achieve the double of long and short race titles.
www.athleticsafrica.com /Outgoing/ethiopianjewel_fs_200305.html   (716 words)

 The Hindu : El Mouaziz, Tulu run to glory
In the women's section, Tulu, the 29-year-old Ethiopian, who has also won the World cross country title three times, moved away from the leading bunch over the final three kilometres to win in two hours, 23 minutes 57 seconds, seven seconds ahead of Russian Svetlana Zakharova.
She headed a leading pack, including Ethiopians Tulu and Elfenesh Alemu, who were joined by Chepchumba in the Docklands area as the wind began to freshen.
Tulu's finishing speed proved decisive and she survived bumping into a competitor from one of the junior races, who was attempting to get in front of the television cameras, to win her first marathon in five attempts.
www.hindu.com /2001/04/23/stories/07230112.htm   (530 words)

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The first female Ethiopian to win an Olympic gold medal, Tulu captured the 10,000 meters in Barcelona in 1992 in a time of 31:06.02, an African record at the time.
Tulu took a maternity leave in 1998, and coupled with a knee injury, she briefly faded from the ranks of the world’s elite.
But less than halfway through the year 2000, Tulu is on a terrific tear, setting career bests in the half-marathon (1:08:03) and marathon (2:26:09) along with winning a third World Cross Country Championship in March.
www.nyrrc.org /race/r0610x22.htm   (840 words)

 American Track and Field -- Regional News Article
Negussie's compatriots, Derartu Tulu and Gete Wami, are the latest additions to the women's field.
Tulu, 33, and Wami, 30, are two of the most decorated athletes in Ethiopia's rich distance running tradition.
Tulu won three Olympic medals at 10,000m - gold in 1992 and 2000 and bronze in 2004 - and was the 2001 winner at the London Marathon.
www.american-trackandfield.com /news/nycmarathon05negussie.html   (423 words)

 CNNSI.com - Olympic Sports - Tulu looking likely for Sydney - Saturday April 29, 2000 11:15 AM
Tulu, the Barcelona 10,000-meter champion who earned Ethiopia's first women's Olympic title, clocked two hours, 26 minutes, nine seconds in London after making a spectacular comeback from a three-year injury and maternity leave by reclaiming the cross country crown last month.
Her 2:30:28 debut in 1997 remained her best marathon time until London, but she was determined to qualify for both the marathon and the 10,000 meters in Sydney.
Although she has yet to qualify on the track and choose an event, Tulu's sixth-place London finish slashed more than four minutes off her previous marathon time and made her the fifth Ethiopian woman to meet the 2:33:00 Olympic entry standard that qualifiers must post in 1999 or 2000.
sportsillustrated.cnn.com /olympics/news/2000/04/29/tulu_roba   (288 words)

 IAAF International Association of Athletics Federations - Athens Olympic Games 2004 - News
Tulu, who had been omitted from a list of 25 Athletes issued by the Federation last week, is now in line to make her fourth appearance at the Games and has a fighting chance to become the first African to win three Olympic Gold medals.
Tulu who is also a former World 10,000m champion, recorded a good time of 30:51.07 recently in Barakaldo, Spain, but E. Dibaba has a better qualification time of 30:43.01 for the 10,000m.
However, according Dr. Woldemeskel Kostre, head coach of the 5000 and 10,000m teams, Tulu got the nod in order to maximize the possibility of medals for the country.
www.iaaf.org /OLY04/news/Kind=2/newsId=26408.html   (445 words)

 Kimani, Tulu Win Bolder Boulder 10K
Tulu, the 1992 Olympic 10,000 meter gold medalist, looked like a soothsayer in leading Ethiopia to an unprecedented sweep of the first three places in the women's race.
The most impressive runner of the day was Tulu, 28, who capped a comeback from a knee injury and pregnancy two years ago to win the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in March.
Tulu is doing marathon training in preparation for the 2000 Olympic Marathon and has not started her speedwork.
www.ontherunevents.com /news/0269.htm   (1081 words)

 ATHLETICS : Tulu wins Tokyo women's marathon
The 29-year-old, running shoulder to shoulder with Irina Timofeyeva of Russia, moved ahead on an uphill stretch and gradually outdistanced her rival to finish in two hours, 25 minutes and eight seconds.
Tulu started out among the front runners with Timofeyeva, Genovese, Dita Constantina of Romania, as well as Barcelona Olympic silver medal winner Yuko Arimori.
As the race went on, runners fell away leaving Tulu, Timofeyeva and Genovese in a three-women group ahead of Japan's Ikuyo Goto, Junko Akagi and Yoshiko Ichikawa at the 31km point before the Italian started to slow down.
www.ireland.com /sports/athletics/2001/1118/athletics1.htm   (346 words)

 Johnson beats Tulu for Chiba hat-trick - Sport - www.theage.com.au
The victory augurs well both for Johnson's chances in next month's world cross-country in Brussels, where she will run the long-course race (eight kilometres) for the first time, and the Olympics later in the year, when her primary goal is the 10,000.
Tulu is one of the best ever," he said.
Tulu won the world cross-country most recently in 2000, the same year in which she won her second Olympic 10,000 gold medal, in Sydney.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/02/15/1076779836603.html   (571 words)

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