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Teklehaymanot Finished his Maiden Olympic Game 40 seconds off the winner

He finished the Men’s Road Race 73rd well ahead of the 2012 Tour de France winner Badley Wiggins (103rd)  all thanks to an accident/crush that stranded Daniel and many other riders for more than 4 minutes. 

Good Job Daniel. Getting on the podium by itself is a great achievement. Nonetheless, we are still African Champions. That’s our GOLD.

By Besrat Solomon,

Five hours, forty-six minutes, and thirty seven seconds 05:46:37 was the total time that took Eritrea’s Daniel Teklehaymanot, which is his first at the Olympic game. Eritrea’s Cycling federation also the first time that it is participating cyclists being represented by Daniel who only started as a professional peloton in 2012 with GreenEdge came in only 40 seconds after the Gold winner Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan that came in at 5:45:57.

Despite the many challenges Daniel managed to come in at the same time as Mark Cavendish,a.k.a The Manx Missile, who is the most successful sprinter in Tour de France history, that has won 23 Tour de France stages which puts him 4th on the Tour’s all-time list and 9th on the all time list of Grand Tour stage winners with 36 victories.  Continue reading Teklehaymanot Finished his Maiden Olympic Game 40 seconds off the winner

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