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Half Marathon WR Holder Zersenay Tadese Looking to Best Own Record

Elite Runners at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, ADHM 2015
Elite Runners at ADHM 2015. (L-R) Florence Kiplagat (Kenya), Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea), Kenannisa Bekele (Ethiopia), Moses Kipsiro (Uganda), and Meseret Hailu (Ethiopia)

By SK Running,

Half Marathon world record holders Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea), Moses Kipsiro (Uganda) along with defending champion Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) and Meseret Hailu (Ethiopia) interacted with media at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) 2015 Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.

Zersenay, one of the senior and most experienced athletes is ready to face the challenge from other competitors vying for the title. The first Eritrean to win an Olympic medal, he has to his credit six world titles – four half marathon wins and one 20km and one cross country in different events. Continue reading Half Marathon WR Holder Zersenay Tadese Looking to Best Own Record

Teen Trailblazer: How Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Made History

By Spikes | for IAAF,

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie caused one of the bigger upsets in Beijing last month for two reasons:

1) His marathon win at the World Championships delivered gold to Eritrea for the first time in the championships’ history;

2) At 19-years-old, he became the first ever teen to win the event. We find out about his journey to the summit of a mountain called Road Running.


Born in the rural village of Kisadeka – around 115km south of the Eritrean capital city of Asmara – Ghebreslassie first started to run competitively in 2009. Impressed with his style when running around with classmates, a wily PE teacher encouraged the youngster to give athletics a crack. His parents feared sport might negatively impact on his outstanding academic life, but his astute teacher saw no such conflict. Continue reading Teen Trailblazer: How Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Made History

Wrong Information on Eritrean Athletes Must be Corrected

The IAAF and CCTV-Africa needs to act fast and correct the mistake they honestly made on the bios of Eritrean athletes.

By Eri-International Sports,

During these great times in sports achievements for the State of Eritrea we have all been immersed by the excitement that seems to have taken us away by storm. However, It is also important to correct information that is disseminated by the media or even the organizations that are not familiar with Eritrea. It is, therefore, our duty as citizens and ambassadors of Eritrea to keep an eye and inform those who have made an honest mistake. Continue reading Wrong Information on Eritrean Athletes Must be Corrected

Leiden: Golden Spike to Eritrean Abrar Osman

CONGRATULATIONS. Eritrean Abrar Osman – Proud winner of the golden spike award for winning the Leiden 10,000 m in 27:41.69. Now he qualifies for the World Championships

By Atletiek,

THE well-organized 44th edition of the Golden Spike in Leiden was the year not having the moderate weather: windy and cold.

All running events longer than 200 meters were therefore disadvantaged, much headwind on the first straight and little wind on the final straight of the oval track.

The Topmeeting Lotto Baancircuit nevertheless scored with appealing performance. Erik Cadée came with the disc a step closer to the World Cup limit.

Abrar Osman Adem was the fastest in the 10,000 meters at 27.41.69, the world’s 16th time of the season and therefore the best performance of the day.  Continue reading Leiden: Golden Spike to Eritrean Abrar Osman

Samuel Tsegay Wins ‘Villa de Quintanar’ Cross-Country

Samuel Tsegay taking the win in the men’s race

By Steven Mills (IAAF),

WORLD half-marathon silver medallist Samuel Tsegay from Eritrea ran to a commanding victory in testing conditions at the 33rd edition of the Cross Nacional Castellano-Manchego in Quintanar on Sunday (14).

Tsegay, who ran a half-marathon lifetime best of 59:21 to win the silver medal in Copenhagen, made his strength show on a muddy course by taking the lead from the start of the 10km race.

In the end, Tsegay won by almost a minute. In wet conditions, he crossed the finish line in 30:10 to defeat Girma Asmedirmicke from Ethiopia by 51 seconds with Jesus Nunez third on home soil in 31:21. Continue reading Samuel Tsegay Wins ‘Villa de Quintanar’ Cross-Country

Meb Keflezighi Named U.S. Male Athlete of the Year

CONGRATULATIONS. Eritrean – American Meb Keflezighi, the 2014 Boston Marathon Champion, named 2014 USATF Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year

By Reuters,

BOSTON Marathon champion Meb Keflezighi have been voted as U.S. athletes of the year, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced on Monday.

Keflezighi, who in April become the first American man in three decades to win the Boston Marathon, will receive the Jesse Owens Award. Continue reading Meb Keflezighi Named U.S. Male Athlete of the Year