Tag Archives: Half Marathon

Tadese and Kiprop Ready to Rumble on the Streets of Copenhagen

Does any body doubt for this man to win his sixth world title tomorrow at the world half marathon champs in Copenhagen?
Does anyone doubt for this man to win his sixth world title tomorrow at the world half marathon champs in Copenhagen?

BY IAAF,

ZERSENAY Tadese will set out on the streets of Copenhagen in tomorrow’s IAAF/AL-Bank World Half Marathon Championships seeking to extend his unprecedented run of individual success in this event.

The 32-year-old Eritrean has won five golds and a silver on the past six occasions, but he acknowledges he faces a strong challenge this year from the Kenyan who won the title in 2010, Wilson Kiprop.  Continue reading Tadese and Kiprop Ready to Rumble on the Streets of Copenhagen

Five-time World Half Marathon Champion Vying for Sixth

Two weeks to go to Copenhagen.Eritrean athlet Zersenay Tadese will make history by winning the half-marathon for 6th times

By IAAF,

Five-time winner Zersenay Tadese has revealed he will be vying for an unprecedented sixth individual gold medal. Without doubt the most successful athlete in the history of the event, the Eritrean is the reigning champion. He also holds the championship record of 58:59, set in 2007 in Udine in a race that remains one of the greatest ever half marathons in terms of depth.

Tadese’s first victory came in 2006 when the event went through a slight change in format and name. Held in the Hungarian city of Debrecen, the races were slightly reduced to 20km and the name of the event changed to the IAAF World Road Running Championships.  Continue reading Five-time World Half Marathon Champion Vying for Sixth

Zersenay Set New Half Marathon Course Record in Japan

Zersenay Tadese tweets: “Half Marathons?… I’m engineered for it. Done it again 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 Marathonan 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 course record set by Kenya’s Martin Mathathi two years ago by 16 seconds – and Mathathi also won last year in 1:01:29 – while Tufa, in her first race over the distance since 2010, sliced neatly three minutes off the course record set by South Africa’s Rene Kalmer 12 months ago.  Continue reading Zersenay Set New Half Marathon Course Record in Japan

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

Teklemariam Medhin leading early at the 2013 World Cross-Country Championships

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 the Week.  Continue reading Meet Eritrea’s Teklemariam Medhin

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

Zersenay Tadese wins Men’s 5000m Race in Barcelona

World's Half Marathon Champion - Zersenay

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 star clocked 12:59.32. Continue reading Zersenay Tadese wins Men’s 5000m Race in Barcelona