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 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 the runner-up at the 2017 and 2017 BMW Berlin Marathons and the 2018 Tokyo Marathon. In that span, she also won the 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
|2018||BMW Berlin Marathon||2nd||2:18:34|
|2018||Houston Half Marathon||1st||1:06:39|
|2017||BMW Berlin Marathon||2nd||2:20:41|