Israeli Olympic profiles: Tesama Moogas

Securing his place in Rio in what was just his second competitive marathon, Moogas aims to break former national record holder Haile Satayin’s time of 2:14.21 hours in Rio.

By JERUSALEM POST SPORTS STAFF
July 31, 2016 12:29
Israel Olympic

Tesama Moogas. (photo credit: Courtesy)

Date of Birth: February 2, 1988 (age 28)

Event: Men’s Marathon

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Schedule in Rio: Marathon – August 21

Career highlight: Clocking 2:15.29 hours at the Berlin marathon last year to qualify for Rio

Outlook for Rio: Moogas focused on the 5,000m and 10,000m events at the start of his career, but his decision to take up the marathon quickly paid off. He secured his place in Rio in what was just his second competitive marathon and is aiming to break Haile Satayin’s national record of 2:14.21 hours in Rio.


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