World Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba welcomes second baby [PHOTOS]

By Ondeke Joshua: Monday, January 20th 2020 at 12:12 GMT +3 | Athletics
World multiple and Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba celebrated the birth of her second child, Allon. [Courtesy]

World multiple and Olympic gold medalist Tirunesh Dibaba has celebrated the birth of her second child, Allon.

The Ethiopian long-distance runner and her husband Sileshi Sihine confirmed the arrival of  Allon via a post on social media.

Dibaba confirmed the good news via a post on Twitter. [Courtesy]

On Apr 19, 2019, Dibaba confirmed her pregnancy and that they were expecting a second child.

Dibaba confirmed her pregnancy On Apr 19, 2019. [Courtesy]

Consequently, the world took to social media to react to Dibaba’s announcement, most congratulating her and urging her to keep winning.

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Dibaba joined parenthood in 2016 when she celebrated the birth of her firstborn son, Nathan.

The 34-year-old Ethiopian has three Olympic gold medals and nine world titles on the track and cross country have a marathon Personal Best record of 2:17:56 in the London Marathon.

Dibada also became the youngest female world champion in the history of athletics, the first woman to achieve the Olympic 5,000m/10,000m double and the first to successfully defend a long-distance title at the 2008 Olympic games.

 

She now joins the list of athletes who won’t be competing for major world marathons for the rest of the year.

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