Worknesh Degefa born October 28, 1990 is an Ethiopian long distance road runner. She is currently the fourth fastest female marathoner in history, based on her 2:17:41 run at the Dubai Marathon, January 25, 2019. The winner of the race in Dubai was Ruth Chepngetich, who holds the third best marathon time. Degefa had won Dubai in 2017 in 2:22:36. She returned in 2018 to run 2:19:53, finish fourth behind three other Ethiopians, all who achieved ranking in the top 25 of all time. She is also ranked just outside the top 25 in the Half marathon, running 1:06:41 at the Prague Half Marathon in 2016.
The results from the 123rd Boston Marathon are in and there were some surprise winners this year. Despite high winds and rain, this year's marathon featured a photo finish on the men's side by Lawrence.. CBS News - Published