Tamirat Tola finished in fourth place in his TCS New York City Marathon debut last year, which was just his second finish at an Abbott World Marathon Majors race. Earlier in 2018, he set a personal best with a 2:04:06 finish for third place at the 2018 Dubai Marathon.
In 2016, Tola won bronze the 10,000 meters at the Rio Olympics, where he was beaten by Mo Farah and Paul Tanui. He then turned to road racing full time, going on to win team gold at the IAAF Cross Country Championships and take second in the IAAF World Championships Marathon the following year in London. In 2017, Tola also won the Dubai Marathon in 2:04:11, breaking the course record of 2:04:23 set in 2012 by Ayele Abshero.
In 2018, Tola dropped out of the Boston Marathon due to the rainy, windy, and cold conditions. He bounced back with his fourth-place finish in New York in November and a sixth-place finish at the Virgin Money London Marathon this past April.
Tola trains in Ethiopia with 2016 Boston Marathon champion Lemi Berhanu.
- Date of Birth Aug 11, 1991
- Age 28
- Gender Male
- Country Ethiopia
- Residence Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
|2018||TCS New York City Marathon||2:08:30||4th|
|2017||IAAF World Championships Marathon||2:09:49||2nd|
|2016||RIo Olympic Games 10,000m||27:06.26||3rd|