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Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebeda is World’s Best Marathoner

Tsegaye Kebeda win Fukuoka International Marathon in course record time of 2:06:10

Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia, the fifth of thirteen children, won the 2010 Virgin London Marathon in grand style. Hitting the halfway in 1:03:06, Tsegaye took off with Abel Kirui of Kenya,then broke him with a series of miles 4:38, 4:37, 4:33, and finally ran 2:05:19! There was noting ambivalent about Kebede’s race tactics: they were straightforward-run fast, then run faster.  In is wake, Sammy Wanjiru, Duncan Kibet dropped out, and Emmanuel Mutai took second in 2:06:23 with Jaouad Gharib took third in 2:06:55! More details to come later this evening!

After winning both the Fukuoka International Marathon and the London Marathon Kebeda is now considered to be the worlds best marathon runner.

April 29, 2010 Posted by | Marathon Running | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment