Shalane Flanagan Wins Lisbon Half Marathon, Zersenay Tadese Three Peats

March 25, 2012

American Olympic Marathon Trials Champion Shalane Flanagan got a big international win as she won the Lisbon Half Marathon today in Portugal in 68:51. Zesenay Tadese 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).

The unheralded Diana Chepkemoi who had never broken 1:10 for the half marathon was second to Flanagan as one of the pre race favorites Mergia Aselefech dropped out.

Flash results below from this post, and this thread: Will there be an official Lisbon half-marathon thread?


Women's Results
Shalane Flanagan - 68:51
Diana Chepkemoi - 69:07
Margaret Muriuki - 69:20
Peninah Arusei - 70:23
Jelena Prokopcuka  - 70:36
Rita Jeptoo - 70:49
Dulce felix - 71:17
Mogire - 71:23
Lornah  Kiplagat - 72:18
Nadia Elaffini - 72:40

Men's Result
Zersena Tadese 59:34
John Mwangangi 1:00:44
Lucas Rotich 1:01:00

More: Flanagan wins Lisbon. Lock for Olympic gold?
*Will there be an official Lisbon half-marathon thread? -


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