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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. 

Triumph of Eritrean athletes at the 2012 London Olympics is the expectation of every Eritrean

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 Summer Olympics. He is also the first Eritrean to hold a World Championship title after winning the 2006 IAAF 20-kilmoter race.

Tadese’s most promising run is the half-marathon, which has brought him a lot of success thus far. Continue reading Eritrea with a Legend and a Newcomer towards London 2012 Olympics