Tadese Hopes To Bounce Back At Great South Run

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 20, 2010

Half marathon world-record holder not happy with his recent performance.

He settled for silver at last weekend’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in China, but Zersenay Tadese is looking to bounce back in a big way at this Sunday’s Great South Run in Portsmouth, U.K.

The half marathon world-record holder from Eritrea, who was aiming for his fifth consecutive world half marathon championship, finished a surprising second to Kenya’s William Kiprop. He headlines a strong field for this Sunday’s race, which includes world cross country champion Joseph Ebuya of Kenya and Brit Andrew Lemoncello, who did not compete in China due to visa troubles.

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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