Tirfi Tsegaye

Tirfi Tsegaye

December 31, 2016

2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Women's Marathon: London/Olympic Champ Jemima Sumgong Tops the List; Shalane Flanagan Top American

Sumgong, like Eliud Kipchoge, was the unquestioned world #1 in 2016. Flanagan was one of three Americans to finish in the top 10 at the Olympics (Amy Cragg and Desi Linden were the others) -- only the second time a country had pulled off that feat (after Kenya in 2008).
May 19, 2016

2016 Ethiopian Olympic Marathon Team Announced - Ethiopians Leave Off World's Fastest Woman And Arguably The World's Greatest Distance Runner Ever

Galen Rupp and Meb Kefelzighi, you just caught a major break as Ethiopia definitely didn't select its three best marathoners for its Olympic team. Kenenisa Bekele is staying home as is women's world leader Tirfi Tsegaye. *MB: Ethiopian marathon team announced: Picks are as debatable as Kenya's.
April 24, 2016

What Drama: Jemima Sumgong Gets Taken Out From Behind, Gets Up And Wins 2016 London Marathon

Sumgong for her first major win despite a big fall.
April 18, 2016

Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa Storms from Behind to Win Boston Marathon in 2:29:19 After Leaders Blow It With a 5:00 16th Mile

A dramatic come from behind victory for Ethiopia's Atsede Baysa as Neely Spence Gracey was 9th.
April 13, 2016

2016 Boston Marathon Women's Preview: Which Woman Will Separate Herself In A Wide-Open Field?

Defending champ Caroline Rotich is back, and she'll battle a deep field that is devoid of any studs. Dubai champ Tirfi Tsegaye (LRC World #1 in '14), Amsterdam/Honolulu champ Joyce Chepkirui and Buzunesh Deba (who finished 2nd behind doper Rita Jeptoo in '14) plus several others will look to wrest the crown from Rotich. Neely Spence Gracey (debut) and Sarah Crouch are the lone U.S. pros.
January 22, 2016

Tirfi Tsegaye Wins Dubai For Second Time And Breaks 2:20 For The First Time in Her 19th Career Marathon

Do you have a marathon barrier you want to break? Be inspired by Tirfi Tsegaye who broke 2:20 for the 1st time in her 19th career marathon.
April 26, 2015

Video Highlights of 2015 London Marathon

Video highlights.

April 26, 2015

Forget About The Kenyan "Fantastic Four," Ethiopia And Tigist Tufa Reign Supreme In London

Tigist Tufa was a 2:40 marathoner 2 years ago. Now she's London champ.

April 24, 2015

Women's London Marathon Preview: The "Fantastic Four" Lead A Great Field

Former champs Mary KeitanyPriscah Jeptoo and Edna Kiplagat and HM WR holder Florence Kiplagat take on Dubai champ Aselefech Mergia and 2014 World #1, Tirfi Tsegaye.

December 31, 2014

2014 LRC Year-End Rankings: Women's Marathon: Tirfi Tsegaye and Shalane Flanagan are Our World and US #1s

Tirfi Tsegaye won two majors and is world #1 in a year marred by doper Rita Jeptoo.

September 28, 2014

Deena Kastor's American Record Stands as Shalane Flanagan Runs 2:21:14 for Third at 2014 BMW Berlin Marathon

Shalane Flanagan went for the AR in Berlin, but paid the price the second half. She was rewarded with a PB and the #2 time every by an American and a third place finish as Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese went 1-2 with PBs in front of Flanagan. *Video Highlights

September 25, 2014

Organizer Press Release: Berlin Marathon's Top Women Aiming To Join Exclusive Sub-2:20 Club

2:21 Ethiopian training partners Tirfi Tsegaye and Feyse Tadese along with Shalane Flanagan are all shooting for sub-2:20.

September 25, 2014

Shalane Flanagan Chases History and Deena Kastor's 2:19:36 American Record: 2014 Berlin Marathon Preview

Shalane Flanagan has said that her only goal is to break Kastor's record on Sunday and that everything else -- including winning the race -- is secondary to that. She has a good shot at her first major victory but will have company in the form of 2:21 women Feyse Tadese (Paris CR holder) and Tirfi Tsegaye (Tokyo CR holder, won Dubai in 2013).