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Zersenay Tadese Crossing the Finish Line in 2010

It’s not just any old Wednesday. Today in 2010, Zersenay Tadese set the Men’s Half Marathon record at the Lisbon Half Marathon. Zersenay is an accomplished half marathoner and cross country champion hailing from Eritrea. He covered 13.1 in just 58:23 at the 2010 Lisbon race.

So who’s the second fastest half marathoner? That would be Zersenay also – his time was just 7 seconds slower at the 2011 Lisbon race.

Zersenay clearly has something special going on in Lisbon. Stay tuned this Saturday, March 24, as he races the half again in Lisbon for a shot at breaking his own world record.

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