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Yemane Tsegay

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YEMANE TSEGAY
ETHIOPIA

BIRTHDATE:
4 April 1985

PERSONAL BEST:
2:06:30 (Paris, 2009)

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS:

22Aug09 IAAF World Championships, Berlin 4th 2:08:42

ADDITIONAL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:

05Apr09 Paris International Marathon 4th 2:06:30
07Dec08 Macau Marathon 1st 2:15:06
26Oct08 Casablanca Marathon 3rd 2:13:29

CAREER NOTES:

Yemane Tsegay Adhane was just another respectable Ethiopian marathoner in 2008. He ran 2:13:29 for third in Casablanca and won Macau in 2:15:06. In the former city he also posted his best time for the half-marathon, 1:02:02.

In 2009 it has been a different story. He exploded to a 2:06:30 at Paris in April, a prelude to a superb run at the World Championships in August.

At halfway he was in 12th place, at 30km he was in 8th and by the finish worked all the way up to fourth place. His finish time of 2:08:42 was within 11 seconds of the fastest time ever previously run at the World Championships marathon.