Meseret Defar

Meseret Defar

October 18, 2018

Ethiopian Giants Kenenisa Bekele & Meseret Defar (Debut) Set to Tackle Sunday's Amsterdam Marathon

Two of the greatest track racers in history will be looking to run fast under ideal conditions on Sunday in Amsterdam. Watch it live at 3:30 am ET (9:30 AM GMT+2).
August 06, 2017

Mary Keitany Lowers Her Course Record For Repeat Win And Stephen Kosgei Kibet Holds Off Ben True To Reclaim Title At Beach To Beacon 10K

Kosgei ran 27:55 to beat out True by 1-second while Keitany won comfortably in 30:41 and Shalane Flanagan was the top American in 4th, with an identical 31:14 time as former Olympic champ Meseret Defar.
July 21, 2017

Maine Native Ben True and Mary Keitany of Kenya Returning to Defend Crowns at Special 20th TD Beach to Beacon 10K Road Race

Ben True And Mary Keitany Face Super Deep Fields As They Return To Defend Their Titles At Beach To Beacon 10K True faces a deep field that includes Stephen Sambu, Tariku Bekele, Abdi Abdirahman, Cam Levins and Dan Huling while Keitany is up against Shalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay, Meseret Defar, Joyce Chepkirui and Wude Ayalew.
March 03, 2017

March 19: Stephen Sambu Will Try To Defend His NYC Half-Marathon Title Against Olympic Silver Medalist Feyisa Lilesa And GB's Callum Hawkins

Former Olympic champ Meseret Defar leads women's race against former world champ Edna Kiplagat. American previously announced include Molly Huddle and Alexi Pappas.
June 16, 2016

adidas Boost Boston Games Preview: Nick Willis Plans To Simulate The Olympics, Ajee Wilson Says There Is Nothing To Worry About & More

The inaugural meet in Boston is full of stars - Nick WillisMeseret DefarAjee Wilson, Mary Cain, Robby AndrewsWayde van NiekerkJenn SuhrTori Bowie and Yohan Blake will all compete. MB: Official 2016 adidas Boost Boston Games Discussion Thread
April 06, 2016

German Fernandez Does the 10k, Meet The Breakthrough Athlete of the Year: Violah Jepchumba, Plus Martin Lel's Brother, NCAA Leaders Galore, Leo Manzano Struggles But Says All is Well, Pregnancy Photos and More

Martin Lel's brother is making a name for himself, so is Violah Jepchumbah and Stephanie Bruce. Plus German Fernandez does the 10k, the college track season heats up and more.
April 04, 2016

Meseret Defar (15:02) And Joshua Cheptegei (13:24) Prevail At Carlsbad 5000 As Bernard Lagat Shatters His Own Masters World Record

Lagat finished 4th overall in 13:38, 1-second ahead of Hassan Mead. Defar won comfortably by 9-seconds while Jen Rhines was the first American woman in 6th (15:53). *Results
March 20, 2016

Women's 3000m Goes According to Form: Genzebe Dibaba Dominates, Defar Gets Silver, Shannon Rowbury Bronze at 2016 World Indoors

Dibaba is so good she said this about a field that included Meseret Defar, "It was easy for me because the field was not that strong."
March 16, 2016

2016 World Indoors W 3000 Preview: Genzebe Dibaba vs. Meseret Defar In A Clash of the Titans; Shannon Rowbury Leads American Hopes

Defar has won this race four times but has run just one track race since 2013; Dibaba is the defending champ/world record holder. We can't wait for this one.
February 14, 2016

2016 NBIGP Recap: Meseret Defar Returns In Style, Andrew Wheating Stays Undefeated, Nick Willis Cruises, Boris Berian Goes Fast, & Dawit Seyaum Outkicks Brenda Martinez

Meseret Defar is back and US-based stars Andrew Wheating (1k), Boris Berian (600) and Nick Willis got wins as Dawit Seyaum outkicked Brenda Martinez.
February 12, 2016

Don't Forget The 2016 New Balance Indoor Grand Prix Is Sunday - Meet Has Lots Of Names As Meseret Defar Races On Track For 1st Time Since 2013

Defar, who surprisingly revealed she plans to run the 10,000 at the Olympics, will run the 3k on Sun., her first track race since Aug. '13. We caught up with Defar, Abbey D'Agostino and Brenda Martinez at the presser, plus non-distance stars Trayvon Bromell Jenn Suhr. Also entered: Ethiopians Dejen Gebremeskel (3,000) and Dawit Seyaum (1,500) plus Nick Willis (mile), Duane Solomon (1k) Andrew Wheating (1k) and Boris Berian (800). *MB: Don't forget the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix is Sunday - 4-6 pm ET on NBC Sports - Official Discussion Thread. *MB: Bad news Molly Huddle and Emily Infeld Fans - Meseret Defar says she's targeting 10k at 2016 Olympics
May 08, 2015

2015 Great Manchester Run Preview: Lagat's 10K Debut vs. Wilson Kipsang & Haile G

Bernard LagatWilson Kipsang and Haile Gebrselassie are the biggest names, but the winner will likely come from the quartet of Stephen SambuStephen Mokoka, 10K road WR holder Leonard Komon or '11 10,000 world champ Ibrahim Jeilan. Defar, who missed 2014 due to pregnancy, will race for the first time in 20 months against a field that includes Betsy Saina and local favorites Gemma Steel and Jo Pavey.

October 14, 2013

With An Assist from Meseret Defar, Sentayehu Ejigu Sets Course Record at Tufts Health Plan 10-K for Women, Emily Infeld Second

Sentayehu Ejigu of Ethiopia was encouraged to run this race by Meseret Defar and she left with a course record as Emily Infeld's strong 2013 continued with a second place finish. Janet Bawcom was fourth and led Team USA Arizona to the $10,000 team title over Boulder Running Company/Adidas.