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Zersenay Tadese Takes 2nd Place at Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon

Istanbul Half Marathon
At 34, Zersenay Tadese still has a turn of speed. He still owns the Half-Marathon World Record of 58:23

By Lets Run and IAAF,

Ali Kaya of Turkey cruised to dominating victory at the third edition of the Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon, an IAAF Bronze Label Road Race, on Sunday (24).

Kaya, last year’s European cross country champion, clocked 1:00:16 to win by 15 seconds in a race that featured a rare head-to-head battle between world record holders Zersenay Tadese and Leonard Komon. Continue reading Zersenay Tadese Takes 2nd Place at Vodafone Istanbul Half Marathon

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

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