2. Tirunesh Dibaba
Tirunesh Dibaba: also known as Tirunesh Dibaba Kenene is an Ethiopian long distance track athlete and the outdoor 5000 metres world record, holder. She is the current World and Olympic 10,000 metres champion.
She has won in total five world track titles and five world cross country titles. She is nicknamed the “Baby Faced Destroyer.” Born in the village of Bekoji, Dibaba was the 4th of 6 children. She was raised in the high-altitude Arsi in Ethiopia. She began doing athletics at the age of 14.