Tigist Assefa's Berlin Marathon World Record Fuels Olympic Dreams for Ethiopia
Tigist Assefa's Berlin Marathon World Record Fuels Olympic Dreams for Ethiopia
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Tigist Assefa expressed hope that her world record performance in the Berlin Marathon would inspire young female athletes in Ethiopia. “I hope my performance will motivate young women athletes in Ethiopia and give our country a boost ahead of the Paris Olympic Games,” Tigist Assefa said.

“I believe this achievement should secure my selection for the Games,” she told Race News Service. ALSO READ: Tigst Assefa Shatters World Record at Berlin Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge on Tigist Assefa’s New World Record

Eliud Kipchoge, the men’s marathon world record-holder, praised Assefa’s accomplishment, saying it sets a new standard for female runners. “No human is limited, and that’s why a 2:11 time is now the world record. Assefa has shown what’s possible, and I trust this will change the mindset of other women to aim for even faster times,” Kipchoge said.

Amanal Petros Breaks German Record with Rigid Routine

Amanal Petros attributed his 2:04:58 German record-breaking run in the Berlin Marathon to a strict regimen of “training, sleeping, and eating.” “The past few months in Kenya consisted solely of this routine, repeated day in and day out. I’ve never worked so hard,” said Petros, the first German runner to break the 2:05 barrier.

Fabienne Schlumpf Targets Valencia After Swiss Record

After setting a Swiss record of 2:25:27 in the Berlin Marathon, Fabienne Schlumpf plans to participate in the Valencia Marathon on December 3.

Additional Record-Breaking Performances

Besides Schlumpf’s Swiss record, Angie Orjuela set a Colombian and South American record with a time of 2:25:35. Marina Khmelevskaya set a national record for Uzbekistan with a time of 2:29:28. Also noteworthy were national records set by Wan Chun Wong for Hong Kong (2:16:22) and Mohammad Jaafar Moradi for Iran (2:17:14).

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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