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LELISA DESISA
DOB: 1/14/1990
Height: 5' 7"
Marital Status: Single
Sponsor: NIKE
Joined ESMI: 2009
Name: Lelisa Desisa
Specialization: Marathon
Birth Place: Ethiopia
Representing: Ethiopia

Profile:
2013 Dubai Marathon Champion; 2:04:45
2013 Boston Marathon Champion
2011 Gold Medalist; All-Africa Games, Maputo, Mozambique
2011 Champion of the CPC Half Marathon, NED
2011 Champion of the New Delhi Half Marathon, IND

Personal Bests:
EVENT TIME RACE / LOCATION DATE
Marathon 2:04:45 Dubai Marathon, Dubai, UAE 2013
10,000m 27:11.98 FBK-Games (30th) (IAAF World Challenge Series) Hengelo, NED 2012
Half Marathon 59:30 New Delhi, IND 2011
15K 42:46 CR Utica Boilermaker 15K, Utica, NY 2010
10K 27:58 Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta, GA. 2010
10,000m 28:46 Gold African Junior Championships, Mauritius 2009

Career Highlights:
2013
EVENT TIME PLACE RACE / LOCATION
Half Marathon 60:43 CR 1st BAA Boston Half Marathon, Boston, MA
Marathon 2:04:45 1st Dubai Marathon, Dubai, UAE
Marathon 2:10:22 1st 117th Boston Marathon, Boston, MA, USA
10km 28:15 2nd B.A.A. 10-K (3rd) Boston, MA, USA

2012
EVENT TIME PLACE RACE / LOCATION
10K 28:48 9th Corrida de São Silvestre (56th) Luanda, ANG
10,000m 27:11.98 2nd FBK-Games (30th) (IAAF World Challenge Series) Hengelo, NED
Half Marathon 62:50 6th AirTel Delhi Half-Marathon (8th) (IAAF Gold Label Road Race) New Delhi, IND
10,000m 27:18.17 1st Meeting International De La Province de Liége Naimette-Xhovémont, BEL

2011
EVENT TIME PLACE RACE / LOCATION
10K 28:13 3rd TCS World 10K, Bangalore, IND
Half Marathon 59:37 1st ABN AMRO City-Pier-City Half Marathon, NED
10K 28:02 3rd Worlds Best 10K, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA
10 Mile 45:36 1st CR 39th Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run, Washington D.C
10K 28:59 1st 34th Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston, SC
Half Marathon 1st Gold All-Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique
Half Marathon 59:30 1st AIRTEL New Delhi Half Marathon, New Delhi, IND

2010
EVENT TIME PLACE RACE / LOCATION
Half Marathon 61:28 7th IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, Nanning, CHN
Half Marathon 59:59 3rd Zayed International Half Marathon, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Half Marathon 61:28 2nd Paris Half Marathon, Paris, FRA
10k 28:41 6th Crescent City Classic 10K, New Orleans, LA
10 Mile 45:44 2nd Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, Washington D.C.
10K 28:08 1st ING Ottawa Marathon/10K, Ontario, CAN
10K 29:17 1st Bolder Boulder 10K, Boulder, CO
10K 27:58 3rd Peachtree Road Race, Atlanta, GA.
15K 42:46 1st Utica Boilermaker 15K, Utica, NY
Half Marathon 59:39 2nd AirTel New Delhi Half Marathon, New Delhi, IND
12K 34:43 1st 28th MOHA Addis Ababa Cross Country Championships, Addis Ababa, ETH

2009
EVENT TIME PLACE RACE / LOCATION
10,000m 28:46 1st African Junior Championships, Mauritius
10k 28:54 2nd Tulle, France
10k 1st Pedesires D Arras, France
X-C 1st Cross Val de Marne, France
X-C 4th Cross de L Acier, FRA
10km 28:35 2nd Corrida de Houilles, France




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