African 10,000m champion, Eritrean Nguse Amlosom, today won the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Lisbon with a time of 1:02:38, just one second ahead of Ethiopian record-holder Tsegay. Kenyan Alex Oloitiptit made it to the podium taking third in 1:02:44, only 23 seconds in front of compatriot Serem.
The Eritrean runner threepeated on the men’s side in 59:34 but was over a minute short of his world record 58:23 despite going through 10k near record pace (27:44, 27:40 is the pace needed)
Zesenay Tadese of Eritrea, got a big international win as he won the Lisbon Half Marathon today (25) in Portugal. He didn’t run under 59 minutes on Sunday (25) as in his previous appearances and crossed the finish line more than a minute off his World record (58:23) set in 2010, but still won handily in 59:34.