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World Record-Holder Zersenay Tadese to Face Off Patrick Komon in Istanbul

Zersenay at Istanbul Half Marathon
Does any body doubt for this man to win tomorrow’s Istanbul Half Marathon?

By IAAF,

Zersenay Tadese and Leonard Patrick Komon will face off in a rare road-racing clash at the 2nd Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (24).

Tadese, from Eritrea, set the world record in the half marathon in 2010, clocking 58:23. Komon meanwhile set the world records at both 10km (26:44) and 15km (41:13) that same year. Istanbul will mark the first time that the two will meet over the half marathon distance. Continue reading World Record-Holder Zersenay Tadese to Face Off Patrick Komon in Istanbul

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

The Indomitable Zersenay Tadese wins Prague Half Marathon

Six-time world champion and current world half-marathon record holder Zersenay Tadese wins Gold  ahead of his fellow countryman Mesel Amanuel who won Silver

The undisputed number one half-marathon racer in the world did it again

By František Novák,

Eritrean five-time IAAF world half marathon champion, Zersenay Tadese took home gold at the Hervis Prague Half Marathon IAFF Gold Label Road Race in the Czech Republic.

Tadese came first ahead of his fellow countryman Mesel Amanuel who won silver for Eritrea despite tough competition from an elite field of Kenyan and Ethiopian runners.

The Kenyan star athletes included three men with personal bests of below 60 minute participating in Prague.  Continue reading The Indomitable Zersenay Tadese wins Prague Half Marathon

New Year’s eve night: Zersenay Tadese Vs Augusto in Madrid

Half Marathon WR holder

IAAF, Madrid, Spain

The 46th ‘San Silvestre Vallecana’ –an IAAF Silver Label Road Race – will be held on New Year’s eve night. In addition to the elite contest, there will be a mass race held two and a half hours before the main event, where 35,000 will take to the streets of the Spanish capital.

Tadese against the Spanish armada – Men’s race

The slightly downhill 10km race features Eritrea’s reigning World Half Marathon record holder Zersenay Tadese in the leading role. The 28-year-old Madrid-based star last raced at the IAAF World Half Marathon championships in Nanning on 16 October when he could not retain his title having to settle for the silver medal  behind Kenya’s Wilson Kiprop.                 Continue reading New Year’s eve night: Zersenay Tadese Vs Augusto in Madrid