31 Mar '12, 4pm

Full #RRW story on the #Praguehalf and Haile's record being broken:

Full #RRW story on the #Praguehalf and Haile's record being broken:

PRAGUE (31-Mar) -- Strong winds whipped through the start/finish area of today's 14th Hervis Prague Half-Marathon, but Ethiopia's Atsedu Tsegay and Kenya's Joyce Chepkirui proved that they were even stronger, easily smashing the one year-old course records here by wide margins. Tsegay, the bronze medalist from the African Cross Country Championships two weeks ago, dethroned his hero Haile Gebrselassie as the fastest Ethiopian of all time, clocking a world-leading 58:47. Chepkirui, the gold medalist from the same African Cross Country Championships, ran a career best 1:07:03. "It was very windy and difficult today," a serious Tsegay told reporters after the race. Tsegay, 20, had just one half-marathon under his belt before today, but gave a remarkable performance this afternoon was, not only overcoming the strong wind and chilly temperatures, but the rough surface of the IA...

Full article: http://www.runnersweb.com/running/news_2012/rw_news_20120...

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