Residence: Flagstaff, AZ
3,000m Steeplechase: 8:39.12 (Grossetto, 2004)
10,000m: 29:49.02 (Kampala, 2004)
Half Marathon: 1:01:56 (New York City, 2011)
Marathon: 2:11:04 (New York City, 2011)
11/06/11 ING New York City Marathon 9 th 2:11:04
03/20/11 NYC Half Marathon 10th 1:01:56
Sisay Ezkyas’ career began as a budding junior star with a sixth place finish in the 3,000m steeplechase at the 2004 IAAF World Junior Track & Field Championships and a third place finish in the same event at the 2005 African Junior Championships.
However, after popping up on the radar once more with another steeplechase performance in 2006, Sisay did not record any additional notable performances until bursting back onto the scene in 2011 with a pair of impressive half marathon and marathon debuts in New York City.
At the 2011 NYC Half Marathon, the Flagstaff, AZ-based Sisay was the early leader through 10 km before finishing 10th in a personal best 1:01:56. In the fall, Sisay returned to New York for the ING New York City Marathon and once again assumed the early race lead before ultimately finishing ninth in his marathon debut with a respectable time of 2:11:04.
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