Eri-Olympic Medalist Zeresenai Tadesse pictured here getting his Bronze in Athens.
Micah Kogo who broke a UK All-Comers' 10 kilometres record held by Haile Ghebreslassie. The good news for Zersenai is that he also broke Ghebreslassie's record and surpassed his performance last year when he won the event. As far as Zeresenai is concerned he should be
proud of his result for two reasons. He beat an old record while he also made a tremendous improvement from his victory last year of 27:36, by 12 seconds (27:24).
Kogo who is considered the world's fastest 10k man this year with his 27minutes 7seconds display this past April in the small Dutch village of Brunsuum decided to take off at about the 5k mark. This is what he had to say after his big win,"At 5K I decided to test everyone and then at 8K, decided it was the right place to make a long run for home which paid off."
Meanwhile Zeresenai continued to chase Kogo and in the end failed short by three seconds while he broke Ghebreslassie's record by one second putting him in the elite of the 10K running stars of the world.
Kogo acknowledged that the battle was not easily won as Tadesse and Mo Farah a Brit-Somalian finished in third place. Kogo said: "That was hard and it was good to win against such a strong field. It is fantastic for me to break Gebrselassie's record.
For Zeresenai this is successful run is one of many that continues to make him a star and a very special star at that. He has represented Eritrea very well in everything that he has done. With the amount of events he has been participating in alone this year, 2nd place is not so bad especially when you break a record.
Congratulations to Zeresenai Tadesse.