Tigist Assefa

Tigist Assefa

December 13, 2023

Introducing the Nominees for 2023 LetsRun Athlete of the Year

After World Athletics chose not to name a single athlete of the year, we're stepping in and handing out our own award. Meet the finalists and give us your vote. Our two winners - one man and one woman - will be announced on Monday. *MB: World Athletics won't name an AOY but we will - Let's here your 2023 LetsRun Award nominations
September 27, 2023

Sports Scientists Ross Tucker and Geoff Burns React To Tigst Assefa's Amazing 2:11:53 Marathon World Record

After Assefa's WR, sadly doping allegations swarmed the Internet, but could it simply be the shoes? "I hate these shoes, and I truly wish the authorities had acted to prevent this entirely foreseeable situation," writes Ross Tucker.
September 24, 2023

Tigst Assefa Obliterates Women's Marathon World Record with 2:11:53 in Berlin

Assefa, who ran a negative split of 66:20-65:33, took 2:11 off the 2:14:04 record set by Brigid Kosgei in Chicago in 2019.
September 21, 2023

2023 Berlin Marathon Preview: How Will Eliud Kipchoge Respond After Boston Defeat?

Kipchoge will face 2022 London champ Amos Kipruto while Tigist Assefa (2:15:37 CR last year) leads the women's field.
September 29, 2022

The Story Behind The MOST SHOCKING 2:15 Marathon In History

Learn how Tigist Assefa went from an 800-meter also-ran to one of the world's greatest marathoners after almost giving up the sport to move to the US for a job.
September 25, 2022

Eliud Kipchoge (2:01:09) Smashes World Record; Tigist Assefa (2:15:37) Stuns World at 2022 Berlin Marathon

Kipchoge shocked the world by going out in 59:51 while Assefa shocked the world by running  a 19-minute pb in her 2nd marathon.