Tadesse Abraham

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Tadesse Abraham
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Tadesse Abraham in 2014
Personal information
Born (1982-08-12) 12 August 1982 (age 36)
Asmara, Eritrea
Website www.tadesse-abraham.ch
Sport
Country Switzerland
Sport Track and field
Event(s) Marathon

Tadesse Abraham (born 12 August 1982) is an Eritrea-born Swiss long distance runner who specialises in the marathon.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Tadesse Abraham competed in the marathon event at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics in Beijing, China.[3] In 2016, he finished 7th in the Marathon at the Rio Summer Olympics.[4] In the same year, he won gold in the half marathon at the European Championships in Amsterdam[5] and improved the Swiss national record of Viktor Röthlin, set in 2007, to 2:06:40 at the Seoul Marathon.[6] Due to an injury[7], Abraham missed most of the 2017 season, including the World Championships in London. He gave his marathon comeback at the New York City Marathon in November, where he finished 5th.[8][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tadesse Abraham". IAAF. 22 August 2015. Retrieved 22 August 2015.
  2. ^ Godfrey, Chris (6 January 2014). "Tadesse Abraham: Running to Swiss Time". Running By Doing.
  3. ^ "IAAF 2015 World Championships: Marathon Men - Final Results". IAAF. 22 August 2015.
  4. ^ "2016 Summer Olympics: Marathon Men - Results". Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  5. ^ "2016 European Athletics Championships: Half marathon Men - Results". Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Abraham läuft Schweizer Rekord". NZZ (in German). 20 March 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Tadesse Abraham verletzt". NZZ (in German). 17 March 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Switzerland's Tadesse Abraham Savors The Big Stage At NYC Marathon". flotrack.org. 3 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  9. ^ "New York Marathon Results 2017: Men's and Women's Top Finishers". Bleacher Report. 5 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.

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