Tigist Tufa

Tigist Tufa - Updated Jan 2023

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Updated On January 22, 2023

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Tigist Tufa is a marathon runner from Ethiopia. Moreover, Tigist Tufa was the winner of the 2014 Shanghai Marathon, setting a new course record and a personal best time of 2:21:52.

Early Life

Tigist Tufa was born on the 26th of January 1987, in Ethiopia. According to her date of birth, she is 35 years old and holds Ethiopian nationality. Tufa has a birth sign of Aquarius and believes in Christianity by religion.

Other than this, there are no more exact details regarding her parents, siblings, and childhood life. We may presume that Tufa’s parents might have raised her well as a child.

Likewise, this athlete has not yet shared her academic qualification in public. However, it seems she might have gained primary education from a local high school and may have dropped out of college to pursue a career in Athletics career.

Professional Career

Regarding her professional career start, there is no information from when Tigist Tufa started running in marathons. She is better renowned in American road events than at the front of major global marathons.

Moreover, she lived in the Bronx for a year two years ago, placing eighth at the 2013 New York City Marathon. Moreover, she competed at the Los Angeles Marathon in 2013 setting a course record time of 2:28:04.

That same year, she completed the 2014 Ottawa Marathon making a record of 2:24:32.

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Caption: Tigist Tufa crossing the finishing line in the London Marathon (Source: Daily Mail)

Late in the 2014 Shanghai International Marathon, she won the race making a new course record and a personal best time of 2:21:52. She won the 2015 London Marathon in 2:23:22, becoming the first female Ethiopian to do so in 14 years.

Deratu Tulu was the last Ethiopian to win the event in 2001. In the 2016 Rio Olympic marathon, she represent her home country Ethiopia, but she could not finish the race. However, there is not any information regarding her current career at moment.


In her marathon racing career, this Ethiopian athlete over the course has been able to win two marathon races the 2014 Shanghai Marathon and the 2015 London Marathon. And she is the first female Ethiopian to win the 2015 London Marathon to win the race in 14 years. Before this, Deratu Tulu was the last Ethiopian to win the race in 2001.

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Caption: Tigist Tufa with her trophy (Source: Athletics Weekly)

Tigist Tufa – Net Worth 2023

Regarding her earnings, this lady has not officially shared her income, earnings, and salary with the public. It looks like this runner has might have collected a good sum of money from her running career and according to an online site, her net worth is estimated at around $1 million to $5 million.

As of now, this Ethiopian runner has not yet endorsed any kind of product or advertised any kind of brands

Relationship Status

This Ethiopian Athlete has not shared anything regarding her personal relationship status in public. However, it seems, this runner seems to be single and unmarried at the moment.

And, when it comes to her personal life, she is too private and does not like to share information regarding her personal life. In addition, this lady is not a part of controversy nor got rumors at the moment and mainly focuses on her personal and professional career.

Social Media

Tigist Tufa is currently, not active on any kinds of social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Moreover, this Ethiopian athlete is too private and doesn’t like sharing information on social media sites.

Tigist Tufa – Body Measurements

The Ethiopian athlete is 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 40 kg. Moreover, she has brown eyes with black hair color and other information regarding her dress size, shoe size, or other body sizes.

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Caption: Tigist Tufa with the trophy along with Prince Harry and her teammates (Source: Athletics Weekly)