Lelisa DESISA

Lelisa DESISA - Ethiopia - Silver medal at 2013 World Championships marathon.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 16 August 2013

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    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Sunday, 14 January 1990
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Shewa zone, Ethiopia
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • Ethiopia
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Lelisa DESISA - Ethiopia - Silver medal at 2013 World Championships marathon.

Lelisa Desisa leads ther field at the start of the 2013 World Championship marathon in Moscow.

The inset picture is of him as he approaches the Olympic Stadium at the close of the race

In his debut over the marathon  Lelisa Desisa won the 2013 Dubai Marathon in a time of 2:04:45 hours.

Three months later he won the  2013 Boston Marathon in a time of 2:10:22.

Desisa was not hurt in the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred after his victory

 

 

 1  Stephen Kiprotich   UGA  2:09:51  
 2  Lelisa Desisa  ETH  2:10:12  
 3  Tadese Tola  ETH  2:10:23  
 4  Tsegay Kebede  ETH  2:10:47  
 5  Kentaro Nakamoto  JPN  2:10:50  
 6  Solonei Da Silva  BRA  2:11:40  
 7  Paulo Roberto Paula  BRA  2:11:40  
 8  Yemane Tsegay
 ETH  2:11:43