Who is runner Worknesh Degefa, biography, age, height, family and husband

Who is runner Worknesh Degefa, biography, age, height, family and husband

Here is all you need to know about Worknesh Degefa along with her age and height as the long-distance road runner wins Valencia Marathon 2023

The 2019 Boston champion, Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia, made a triumphant comeback to the marathon. She has given birth twice since then, and on Sunday she ran her first marathon since January 2020.

Who is runner Worknesh Degefa, biography, age, height, country, family and husband

Degefa placed seventh overall with her 2:15:51 finish time. Degefa achieved this by surpassing the Olympic 10,000-meter winner Almaz Ayana from 2016, who came in second with a new personal best (pb) of 2:16:22, the eighth fastest ever. Let us have a look at the Valencia Marathon winner.



Who is Worknesh Degefa?

Worknesh Degefa is an Ethiopian long-distance road runner who was born on October 28, 1990, in Ethiopia but the height of the 33 year old isn’t known.

Who are Worknesh Degefa’s parents?

There is no information about Worknesh Degefa’s parents as of now. It is also not known if she has other siblings.

A look at Worknesh Degefa’s career

In Dubai, Degefa won in 2:22:36 in 2017. She raced again in 2018 in 2:19:53, coming in fourth behind three other Ethiopians who were all ranked in the top 25 all-time.

She placed just outside of the top 25 in the half marathon as of April 2019, having finished the 2016 Prague Half Marathon in 1:06:14. In the same event, it was the first time four women had run under 2:20. Based on her 2:17:41 run at the Dubai Marathon on January 25, 2019, as of April 2019, she is the fourth-fastest female marathoner in history.


Due to the region’s height and favourable climate, Degefa trains in Oromia under the guidance of Gemedu Dedefo who is also her husband.

Degefa defeated fellow Ethiopian Almaz Ayana by little over thirty seconds to rank seventh in the world’s all-time women’s rankings and win the Valencia Marathon 2023.

Who is Worknesh Degefa dating?

Worknesh Degefa is a married woman. She married to Gemedu Degefo who is also her coach. It is not known when the two initially contacted each other. According to the reports, she has two kids. Not much is known about her personal life.

What is Worknesh Degefa’s net worth?

There is no information about her net worth as it has not been disclosed yet.