Zersenay Set New Half Marathon Course Record in Japan

By IAAF, Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese and Ethiopia’s Mestawet Tufa set new course records [1:00:31] when winning at the third edition of the Naoko Takahashi Cup / Gifu Seiryu Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race in 1:00:31 and 1:10:03 respectively on Sunday (19). Zersenay, the six-time World champion on the roads and at cross country, improved the former […]

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Meet Eritrea’s Teklemariam Medhin

“After getting malaria and sleeping in the airport for two days, he goes out and nabs a bronze medal.  He is our Athlete Of The Week” – LetsRun.com By LetsRun.com, Eritrea’s 23-year-old Teklemariam Medhin, who won bronze in the men’s senior race at the 2013 World Cross-Country Championships on Sunday in Bydgoszcz, Poland, is our Athlete of […]

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Eritrea with a Legend and a Newcomer towards London 2012 Olympics

Tadese is a current half-marathon world-record holder and the second man on the planet to win three World Championship medals, over three different surfaces, in one year.  By Dexter Padayachee, Long-distance and road runner Zersenay Tadese, 30, is Eritrea’s biggest medal hopeful during this year’s Summer Olympics, after winning the country’s first Olympic medal in 2004 at the Athens […]

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Zersenay Tadese wins Men’s 5000m Race in Barcelona

IAAF.org, The men’s 5000m had been billed as a below-13 minute event and the multiple World Half Marathon champion Zersenay Tadese didn’t let down the spectators and got the target. On a statistical note, the 29-year-old Eritrean’s time fell in the short gap between his 12:59.27 PB (personal best) and the 13:00 barrier as the Madrid-based […]

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