By | November 28, 2019

World Athletics Awards 2019: Ethiopian Legend Derartu Tulu Winner Of Woman of the Year

Derartu Tulu Wins Olympic Gold | Barcelona 1992 Olympics

Derartu Tulu grew up tending cattle on the dusty plains of Ethiopia but went on to become an Olympic legend. The 21-year old from the village of Bekoji became the first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal. She claimed the Womens 10,000m title in Barcelona with a personal best time of 31:06:02, beating South Africa’s Elana Meyer into second place.

Derartu Tulu Women’s 10 000m Olympic Gold | Sydney 2000 Olympics

Yvonne Murray & Derartu Tulu – Portsmouth 5K Road Race 1995

Tulu wins New York Marathon – from Universal Sports, 2009

Yvonne Murray & Derartu Tulu – 10,000m Heat, World Athletics Championships, Gothenburg 1995

Yvonne Murray & Derartu Tulu lead the field in a 10,000m heat at the World Athletics Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden in 1995.

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