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Five-time World Half Marathon Champion Vying for Sixth

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

Eritrea Gear up for IAAF World Champ in Moscow

Medhin is one of Eritrea’s hopeful athlete in this edition of the IAAF championship

By TesfaNews,

A team of 10 Eritrean athletes will be heading to Moscow, Russia, for the 2013 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championship that starts on Saturday.

Six times World Half marathon champion and record holder, Eritrean Zersenay Tadese, won’t take part in the international tournament.

That leaves Teklemariam Medhin, Goitom Kifle and Nguse Amlesom to line up in the 10,000m while Yared Asmerom, Beraki Beyene, Yonas Kifle, Amanuel Mesel, Kiflom Sium and Samuel Tsegay in the Marathon representing Eritrea.  Continue reading Eritrea Gear up for IAAF World Champ in Moscow

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

World Record Holder Tadese Facing Strong Challenge in Prague Half Marathon

Zersenay winning his unprecedented fifth title at the World Half Marathon Championships in Kavarna, Bulgaria last year

By IAAF,

Eritrea’s Zersenay Tadese can expect tough opposition from a talented Kenyan contingent as well a rival closer to home at the Hervis Prague Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label Road Race, on 6 April, after the race organisers announced more of their elite field on Tuesday (26).

Tadese’s compatriot Teklemariam Medhin’s confidence for his debut at the Half Marathon distance should be sky high after an excellent performance at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships in the Polish city of Bydgoszcz on Sunday, where he finished with a bronze medal.   Continue reading World Record Holder Tadese Facing Strong Challenge in Prague Half Marathon

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