10K: 28:24 (San Juan, PUR, 2008)
Half Marathon: 1:03:22 (Saint-Denis Half, 2008)
Marathon: 2:09:44 (Reimes, 2011)
10/16/11 Reimes 2:09:44
Despite a shortage of participation in notable races in 2011, Tsega made his marathon debut in France this past fall and surprised many with a win in a respectable 2:09:44 at Reimes. The lightly raced youngster started his career representing his country in cross country events in 2006 and 2007 then ran mostly 10K’s in 2008 and 2009. He won the Saint-Denis Half Marathon in 1:03:22 in 2008.