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Teklemariam Medhin Took Victory at the 33rd Cross Internacional de Italica

The long-legged Eritrean, Teklemariam Medhin, beat the 10.8km event in Santiponce (Seville) after his commanding win at the Cross Internacional de San Sebastian last Sunday.

By IAAF,

ERITREA’s Teklemariam Medhin captured a brilliant victory at the 33rd Cross Internacional de Italica – the second Spanish leg of this season’s IAAF Cross Country Permit series – on Sunday (18) held under gruelling conditions with rain, gusts of wind of up to 60km/h and underfoot mud in some areas of the circuit.

In doing so, world cross-country bronze medallist Medhin became the first Eritrean to win in Seville; even his illustrious training mate Zersenay Tadese could do no better than second place back in 2008. Continue reading Teklemariam Medhin Took Victory at the 33rd Cross Internacional de Italica

Samuel Tsegay Wins ‘Villa de Quintanar’ Cross-Country

Samuel Tsegay taking the win in the men’s race

By Steven Mills (IAAF),

WORLD half-marathon silver medallist Samuel Tsegay from Eritrea ran to a commanding victory in testing conditions at the 33rd edition of the Cross Nacional Castellano-Manchego in Quintanar on Sunday (14).

Tsegay, who ran a half-marathon lifetime best of 59:21 to win the silver medal in Copenhagen, made his strength show on a muddy course by taking the lead from the start of the 10km race.

In the end, Tsegay won by almost a minute. In wet conditions, he crossed the finish line in 30:10 to defeat Girma Asmedirmicke from Ethiopia by 51 seconds with Jesus Nunez third on home soil in 31:21. Continue reading Samuel Tsegay Wins ‘Villa de Quintanar’ Cross-Country