Yared Asmerom

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Yared Asmerom
Yared Asmerom during 2013 London Marathon (2).JPG
Yared Asmerom during 2013 London Marathon
Personal information
Born (1980-02-04) 4 February 1980 (age 37)
Height 1.71 m (5 ft 7 12 in)
Weight 58 kg (128 lb)
Country  Eritrea
Sport Athletics
Event(s) Marathon
Updated on 22 July 2012.

Yared Asmerom Tesfit (born 4 February 1980 in Asmara)[1] is an Eritrean long-distance runner who specializes in the marathon races. He was born in Asmara.


In 2005 he finished ninth at the World Half Marathon Championships and 25th at the World Championships. In 2006 he competed at the World Road Running Championships but did not finish the race. He finished fourth in the marathon at the 2007 World Championships. He also ran in the half marathon at the 2007 All-Africa Games that year, but finished in fifteenth place.[2]

He made his Olympic debut at the 2008 Beijing Games and was his country's best performer in the marathon, finishing in eighth place. He made further appearances in Eritrea's World Championships marathon squad, but failed to finish the distance in both 2009 and 2011.[2]

On the road running circuit, he set a personal best time of 2:08:34 hours at the Lake Biwa Marathon and finished as runner-up. He returned to that event the following year and again reached the podium, coming third in a time of 2:10:49 hours.[3] He improved his personal best to 2:07:27 hours at the Chuncheon International Marathon, where he was second behind Stanley Biwott.[4]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Eritrea
2005 World Half Marathon Championships Edmonton, Canada 9th Half Marathon 1:02:44 (PB)
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 4th Marathon 2:17:41

Personal bests[edit]


  1. ^ Yared Asmerom. Sports Reference. Retrieved on 23 October 2011.
  2. ^ a b Asmerom Yared. IAAF. Retrieved on 23 October 2011.
  3. ^ Asmeron Yared. Marathon Info. Retrieved on 23 October 2011.
  4. ^ Yelena Kurdyumova and Sergey Porada (2011-10-23). 2:07:03 course record in Chuncheon for Biwott. IAAF. Retrieved on 23 October 2011.

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