Zersenay Tadese

Zersenay Tadese

November 16, 2018 Goes to Ethiopia, Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, Meeting Haile G, & a Run-In with the Ethiopian Military

We waited 18 years to set foot in Ethiopia but once we were here it was only a matter of hours before got to talk to the great Haile Gebrselassie. He held court with some studly friends from Eritrea, Stephen Kiprotich and Zersenay Tadesse. Thankfully, we didn't anger the Ethiopian military too much after a classic American tourist gaffe.
October 05, 2017

The WR Holder, The Olympic Silver Medalist & The Defending Champ: Here Are The Guys Galen Rupp Must Defeat To Win Chicago

The fix most certainly doesn't appear to be in in Chicago. If Galen Rupp wins his first major on Sunday, he'll almost most certainly have had to earn it.
May 06, 2017

Breaking2 Falls Short, But Eliud Kipchoge Runs an Astonishing 2:00:25 for the Marathon Distance

While he didn't break 2:00:00, Eliud Kipchoge showed why he's the greatest marathoner in history.
May 03, 2017

Breaking2 Preview: Sorry, Eliud -- The Experts Explain Why a Sub-2:00 Marathon This Weekend Is Not Going to Happen

We break down the race and talk to Ross Tucker and Steve Magness who both agree with us - there isn't going to be a sub-2 this weekend.
April 01, 2017

Ryan Hall To Chase Sub-2 Hour Marathon In A Pair Of Heelys Skate Shoes

While the mark obviously won't count for record purposes, if Hall is successful it will certainly steal a bit of thunder from Nike's Eliud Kipchoge-lead attempt.
November 17, 2015

World Record Holders Zersenay Tadese And Florence Kiplagat Head Fields For Next Weekend's Delhi Half Marathon

Tadese will face 10 other men who have gone under the one hour mark including Atsedu Tsegay (58:47) and Tsegaye Kebede. Kiplagat faces five other sub-1:08 women.
August 04, 2015

Week That Was: Caster Semenya On Her Way Back, Katie Mackey Diamond League Champ, Hammer WR, And Tokyo Logo Revealed

Caster Semenya appears to be on the way back, the Brooks Beasts now have one more Diamond League win by Americans than the Nike Oregon Project and Bowerman Track Club combined, and the USA dominated World Juniors. Plus if you missed it, we've got links to the Kenyan champs and Stockholm, and we don't know what to say about the doping report yet.

April 28, 2015

Larry Bird's Underwater Treadmill, Why The Slow 4 X Mile At Penn Rocked, Masters Dopers, Tadese's Latest Excuse, And The Annie Leblanc Train Keeps Gathering Steam

What a week it was with London, Boston, Drake and Penn. Annie LeBlanc kept rolling at Penn, we've got an excuse for Zersenay Tadese, we tell you why so many of you hate sit and kick races, talk Larry the Legend's underwater treadmill, masters doping and more.

April 17, 2015

Everything You Want to Know About the Boston Marathon Men's Pro Field From Friday Guaranteed

If you want to dominate your Boston office pool read this as we give you insight on just about everyone. Ritz is getting help from Greg Meyer and Hartmann, Tadese hopes to have figured out the marathon, Makau is ready, Tadese still looks great, not to mention Teg, Cabada and oh yeah a guy named Meb. Interviews and more.

April 14, 2015

2015 Boston Marathon International Men's Preview: Which Of These Men Will Snap The American Win Streak At One?

2013 champ Lelisa Desisa and former world record holder Patrick Makau (2:03:38 PR) are the headliners, but there's depth behind them with five sub-2:05 men overall and five more sub-2:07 + HM world record holder Zersenay Tadese (58:23).

January 20, 2015

Boston 2015: Meb to Face Former World Record Holder Patrick Makau, Plus 2013 Champ Lelisa Desisa and Zersenay Tadese

The pro fields for the 2015 Boston Marathon were announced today and previously announced Americans Meb Keflezighi and Shalane Flanagan will have their hands fulls.

October 03, 2014

World Record Holder Zersenay Tadese Leads Field For Sunday's Rock 'n' Roll Lisbon Half-Marathon

Other big names in the half field are Teklemariam Medhin and Ibrahim Jeilan. The men's marathon has 7 sub-2:10 men led by 2:06-man Philip Kimutai. Defending champ Agnes Kiprop (2:23:54) leads the women's marathon. Italian Nadia Ejjafinni has the fastest PR in the women's half field with 68:27.

October 10, 2013

5 Takeaways From The 2013 Chicago Marathon International Press Conference

Mosop Is Healthy And Fit, Tadese Is Ready For Another Crack At 26.2, Kimetto And Abshero Are Confident, And Kogo Hopes He's Ready For Uncharted Territory. We broke down the race earlier for you on you on paper, but you never know what really to expect until you get the inside scoop on-site. We've got it and you can as well if you read our piece. Plus was there a fix at the 2012 Berlin Marathon?