ritrean Tadesse Abraham Wins Gold on European Half-Marathon Race in Amsterdam

Video: Eritrean Tadesse Abraham Wins Gold on European Half-Marathon Race in Amsterdam

Video: Eritrean Tadesse Abraham Wins Gold on European Half-Marathon Race in Amsterdam

www.athleticsweekly.com | July 10, 2016

Tadesse Abraham struck half-marathon gold for Switzerland despite taking a wrong turn near the finish in Amsterdam on Sunday.

Switzerland's Gold medalist Tadesse Abraham, Italy's bronze medalist Daniele Meucci and Turkey's silver medalist Kaan Kigen Ozbilen compete the men's Half Marathon during the European Athletics Championships in Amsterdam, on July 10, 2016. / AFP / FABRICE

The 33-year-old veered off course with about 300 metres to go before quickly being redirected back on track as he sped to the finish to clock 62:03.

Abraham had surged away from Kaan Kigen Özbilen of Turkey in the closing stages to win by 24 seconds as Daniele Meucci took bronze for Italy a further 11 seconds behind.

ritrean Tadesse Abraham Wins Gold on European Half-Marathon Race in Amsterdam