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Fatuma Roba - Chronology

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1973 Born in Arsi, Ethiopia
1990 Runs first international race at African Championships
1993 Runs first marathon in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia
1996 Wins gold in women's marathon at Atlanta Summer Olympics
1997 Runs and wins first Boston Marathon in April
1997 Withdraws from World Championship marathon due to injury
1998 Wins second Boston Marathon
1999 Runs personal best of 2:23:25 at Boston Marathon in winning race for third successive year
2000 Ninth-place female finisher in Olympic Marathon in Sydney, Australia

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