Get used to Angela Tanui when it comes to the world marathons majors and championships. She has carved her niche over time which has warranted her entry into the big stage. The 29- year-old will join the quartet of Brigid Kosgey, Peres Jepchirchir, Joyciline Jepkosgei and Ruth Chepngetich. The four have excelled with distinction in the realm of marathon running.
Angela made her debut in the Viena marathon back in 2017, finishing fifth in a time of 2:26:31. She has raced in other city marathons, but last year saw her climactic moment.
After failing to compete in the Boston marathon last year due to a visa debacle, Angela secured a chance to compete in the TCS Amsterdam marathon which became a blessing in disguise.
Not only did she win the 2021 TCS Amsterdam marathon, but she also shattered the course record with a massive lifetime best of 2:17:57. On March 6, she will toe the line in the Tokyo marathon, a grant entry to her first world marathon majors. Her compatriot Brigid Koskei is headlining the star-studded field assembled for Tokyo
Bekere Ashete (ETH) 2:18:18, Gebrekidan Hiwot (ETH) 2:19:35, Gebreslase Gotytom (ETH) 2:20:09, Hall Sarah (USA) 2:20:32, and Bekele Helen (ETH) 2:21:01 are also in the mix.