: መስታወት ቱፋ; born 14 September 1983 in Arsi
) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner
. She was the winner of the women's 10,000 metres
at the 2007 All-Africa Games
and the runner up in the senior women's race at the 2008 World Cross Country Championships
. 30 March 2008.
She competed at the Olympic Games
, but did not finish her 10,000 metres race.
Tufa equaled the 15 Kilometres road running African record
of 46:57 minutes in Nijmegen
in November 2008. Elana Meyer
had run the same time in 1991.
She competed in her first mountain race at the Obudu Ranch International Mountain Race
. She ran strongly, leading the race until the last 400 m. However, she failed to finish as she collapsed due to severe dehydration 50 m from the finish line and was treated by a medical team.Hughes, Danny (2008-11-29). . IAAF
. Retrieved on 2009-12-05. She returned to the race the following year and finished as runner-up, just one second behind the winner Mamitu Daska
.Ouma, Mark (2009-12-01). . IAAF
. Retrieved on 2009-12-06.
She took third place at the Dam tot Damloop
10-mile run in September 2010, finishing with a time of 52:43.van Hemert, Wim (2010-09-20). . IAAF
. Retrieved on 2010-09-20.