Ruti Aga Ethiopia

Ruti Aga won the 2019 Tokyo Marathon in March by 21 seconds, taking her first Abbott World Marathon Majors race title after three straight runner-up finishes between Tokyo and Berlin. Her runner-up time of 2:18:34 at the 2018 BMW Berlin Marathon was a personal best, and would have smashed the course record had Gladys Cherono not finished first in 2:18:11. Her time was good enough, however, to make her the sixth fastest marathoner in history.

Aga also finished as runner-up at the 2018 Tokyo Marathon and won the 2018 Houston Half Marathon in a quick 1:06:39, which was more than a minute and a half better than her previous personal best.

Aga began her marathon career when she ran the 2016 Osaka Marathon as a pacemaker. This experience gave her confidence to race the Vienna City Marathon that year. She finished a strong second in 2:25:27, making for a solid marathon debut.

  • Date of Birth Jan 16, 1994
  • Age 25
  • Gender Female
  • Country Ethiopia
  • Residence Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Career Highlights

Year Event Place Time
2019 Tokyo Marathon 1st 2:20:40
2018   BMW Berlin Marathon 2nd 2:18:34 
2018   Tokyo Marathon 2nd 2:21:19 
2018  Houston Half Marathon 1st 1:06:39 
2017 BMW Berlin Marathon  2nd  2:20:41 

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