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Fatuma Roba: Long Distance Runner

Fatuma Roba

Fatuma Roba is a long distance runner who originates from Addis Ababa, Ethopia. Her step to fame and success came when she had won the Gold medal in the marathon race for the womens category at the Summer Olympics of 1996. Born on 18th December, 1973, this woman has shown immense potential in her talents and has gone a long way to finally become successful.

Fatuma Roba started off the recognition phase with the three consecutive wins at the Boston Marathon in 1997, 1998 and 1999. This had led her to being nicknamed Our Lady of Boston. Her winning streak had come to an end with a narrow miss to the title and she ended coming third in the Boston Marathon of 2000. Alongside the Boston Marathon Fatuma Roba has also won the Rome City Marathon, Portugal Half Marathon and the Nagano Olympic Commemorative marathon in 1996, 2001 and 2004 respectively.

Fatuma Roba has personal best statistics for half marathons, marathons and 10 thousand meters race which are as follows:
10 Thousand meters: 32:25 in the year 2000
Half Marathon: 1:09:01 in the year 2001
Marathon: 2:23:21 in the year 1998
Fatuma Roba has been consistently performing with excellence in all her races and has never showed lack of interest in her long distance running abilities.




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