Wins for Tadese and Kailu

2012-10-06 12:47
Zersenay Tadese (File)

Kavarna - Eritrea's Zersenay Tadese won the Men's World Half Marathon title in Kavarna, on Bulgaria's Black Sea coast on Saturday.

Tadese completed the race in a time of one hour and 19 seconds, ahead of Ethiopean Deressa Chimsa, who timed a personal best of one hour and 51 seconds.

Kenyans John Nzau Mwangangi, Pius Maiyo Kirop and Stephen Kosgei Kibet took the places from three to five while the Kenyan hope Eliud Kipchoge disappointed in sixth place.

The women's race was won by Ethiopia's Meseret Hailu who completed her half marathon debut in a time of 1hr 8mins 55secs ahead of compatriot Feyse Tadese, who timed a season's best of 1hr 8mins 56secs.


1. Zersenay Tadese (ERI) 1hr 00mins 19secs

2. Deressa Chimsa (ETH) 1:00:51

3. John Nzau Mwangangi (KEN) 1:01:01

4. Pius Maiyo Kirop (KEN) 1:01:11

5. Stephen Kosgei Kibet (KEN) 1:01:40


1. Meseret Hailu (ETH) 1:08:55

2. Feyse Tadese (ETH) 1:08:56

3. Paskalia Chepkorir Kipkoech (KEN) 1:09:04

4. Lydia Cheromei (KEN) 1:09:13

5. Emebt Etea (ETH) 1:10:01

Read more on:    athletics

Italy's Rosa joins Team Sky

2016-10-27 17:29

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
1 comment
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Live scoring

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

How much of a runner are you?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.