WORLD RECORD SLASHED BY 10 SECONDS BY TADESE IN LISBON!


The Lisbon Half Marathon started on the famous Lisbon landmark that is the 25 de Abril Bridge, one of the largest suspension bridges in the world, in fog which cleared to perfect sunshine for the 5,500 finishers in front of the The Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos

Jerónimos).  30,000 runners started both the half marathon & mini marathon.

 

Zersenay Tadese of Eritrea smashed the world half marathon record in Portugal, clocking 58 minutes 23 seconds at the EDP Lisbon Half Marathon on 20 March 2010.

Tadese, the winner of four successive world road running and world half marathon titles, eclipsed the time of 58 minutes 33 seconds set in 2007 by Kenyan Samuel Wanjiru. Also the reigning world silver medallist in the 10,000m, Tadese had a previous personal best of 58 minutes 59 seconds over the distance, set at the 2007 World Half Marathon Championships in Udine, Italy.


On the way to victory, Tadese also broke the world 20km record, clocking 55 minutes 21 seconds. His performance just beat the 55 minutes 48 seconds mark set by Haile Gebrselassie in Phoenix, USA, in 2006.


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