Firehiwot Dado is surprise winner in New York
Firehiwot Dado, 27, lives in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and until today, she was little-known on the major marathon scene despite three winning performances in the Rome Marathon (2009-11).
In her New York debut, she waited patiently to take the lead, and when she made her move in Central Park, between miles 23 and 24, no one was able to match her fire. She won her first major marathon in 2:23:15, with fellow Ethiopian Buzunesh Deba on her heels and made her talent evident to the world....
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