Ethiopian road and cross-country runner who earned the first gold medal of her career at the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships. She is also the winner of notable running events like the Houston and Boston Marathons.
She began running at the international level at age sixteen.
She set a Texas state record at the Houston Marathon with a time of 2:23:53.
She married fellow marathon runner Kasime Adillo.
She and Catherine Ndereba are both winners of the Boston Marathon.