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Meseret Hailu Debele (born 12 September 1990) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in half marathons and marathons.

2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships

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She was the gold medallist at the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and won the Amsterdam Marathon that same year.

Amsterdam Marathon

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She was the gold medallist at the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships and won the Amsterdam Marathon that same year.
In the same year, Ethiopian Meseret Hailu broke the women's course record with a time of 2:21:09.

Florence Kiplagat

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She won her first major race at the Egmond Half Marathon with a personal best of 71:18 minutes, beating former half marathon world champion Florence Kiplagat.
She was the favourite for the 2012 Egmond Half Marathon, but finished as runner-up behind Meseret Hailu.

2013 Boston Marathon

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Hailu finished second behind Rita Jeptoo at the 2013 Boston Marathon, a performance that earned her selection to Ethiopian team to contest the marathon at the 2013 world championships.
She finished 33 seconds ahead of Ethiopia's Meseret Hailu, who took second place.

Feyse Tadese

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In her first race for her country she exceeded expectations by running a personal best of 68:55 minutes and pipped her teammate Feyse Tadese to the finish to take the gold medal.
Her first individual global medal came at the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships, where she led until the final stages, ending up second behind teammate Meseret Hailu.

Tiki Gelana

However, she dropped out of the world championship race, held in hot and humid conditions in Moscow, after just 5 km. Her early withdrawal, together with that of team-mate Tiki Gelana, prompted the Ethiopian Athletic Federation to ask the pair to submit written explanations for their actions.
Gelana was selected for the Ethiopian team to contest the marathon at the 2013 world championships in Moscow, but dropped out of the race held in hot and humid conditions after just 5 km. Her early withdrawal, together with that of teammate Meseret Hailu, prompted the Ethiopian Athletics Federation to ask the pair to submit written explanations for their actions.

List of winners of the Amsterdam Marathon

The current course records of 2:05:41 (men) and 2:21:09 (women) were set in the 2012 edition by Wilson Chebet and Meseret Hailu respectively.

Eunice Kirwa

The 2012 Amsterdam Marathon marked a significant breakthrough: in the top level marathon she kept pace with Meseret Hailu for most of the race and, after falling behind in their duel, she eventually finished in second place.

Paskalia Chepkorir Kipkoech

She entered the 2012 IAAF World Half Marathon Championships as one of Kenyan's quickest runners and she ran at the front of the race, eventually reducing the leaders down to herself Meseret Hailu and Feyse Tadese.

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Meseret Hailu Debele (born 12 September 1990) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in half marathons and marathons.

Long-distance running

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Meseret Hailu Debele (born 12 September 1990) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in half marathons and marathons.

Half marathon

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Meseret Hailu Debele (born 12 September 1990) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in half marathons and marathons.

Marathon

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Meseret Hailu Debele (born 12 September 1990) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes in half marathons and marathons.

Road running

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Meseret began competing in international road races as a teenager, beginning in 2009 with a win at the Dez Milhas Garoto and a runner-up finish at the Río de Janeiro Half Marathon in Brazil.

Pyongyang Marathon

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She ran 2:45:10 on her debut in Pyongyang, came fourth at the Kuala Lumpur Marathon, then made a big improvement at the La Rochelle Marathon by finishing second with a time of 2:30:42 hours.

Kuala Lumpur Marathon

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She ran 2:45:10 on her debut in Pyongyang, came fourth at the Kuala Lumpur Marathon, then made a big improvement at the La Rochelle Marathon by finishing second with a time of 2:30:42 hours.

Marathon de La Rochelle

She ran 2:45:10 on her debut in Pyongyang, came fourth at the Kuala Lumpur Marathon, then made a big improvement at the La Rochelle Marathon by finishing second with a time of 2:30:42 hours.