Bayelign Teshager

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Bayelign Teshager (born February 9, 2000) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner and winner of the 2020 Los Angeles Marathon. [1]

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Teshager competed in both the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships – Junior men's race (finishing 12th in a time of 23:35 [2] ) and the 2017 IAAF World Cross Country Championships.

In March 2019, he ran a 1:00:31 half marathon at the Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon in Spain. [3] [4]

In March 2020, Teshager beat more than 23,000 to win the 35th Los Angeles Marathon in his marathon debut. His time was 2:08:25. [5]

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References

  1. "Bayelign Teshager—Profile". World Athletics. World Athletics. Retrieved 17 March 2020.
  2. "U20 Race men IAAF World Cross Country Championships Kampala 2017". World Athletics. IAAF. 26 March 2017. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  3. Reid, Scott (March 8, 2020). "LA Marathon: For winners Teshager and Muriuki, the best may be yet to come". Los Angeles, California: Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  4. "Azkoitia-Azpeitia Half Marathon" . Retrieved 10 March 2020.
  5. "Ethiopia's Bayelign Teshager, Kenya's Margaret Muriuki win L.A. Marathon". ESPN. Associated Press. 8 March 2020. Retrieved 10 March 2020.