Date: Sunday, 10 April 2022
Tadesse Abraham wins the Zurich marathon in ideal conditions and surprisingly improves his Swiss record. The 39-year-old top athlete from the LC Uster completed the 42.195 km in 2:06:38 hours. He undercut his own record, set in March 2016 as fourth in the marathon in Seoul, by two seconds.
In his record run in Zurich, Abraham delivered a small masterpiece – both tactically and physically – by being significantly faster on the second half of the course than on the first.
After 21.1 km, the native Eritrean, who has been eligible to start for Switzerland since 2014, passed in 1:03:50 hours, for the second half he only needed 1:02:47. Thanks to a veritable final sprint in the last two kilometers, Abraham was even able to improve the national record.