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Tadesse Abraham - Marathon Athlete from Switzerland. 


5. November 2017 - excellent comeback in NYC Marathon
After his injury early this year Tadesse convinced in New York. He could keep up with a high-level field and crossed the finish line after 1'08" as excellent 5th. 

16.09.2017 - successful comeback in half marathon
Tadesse convinces. Right from the beginning he dictated the pace; with an impressive solo run from kilometer 7 on Tadesse won with a good time of 1:03:19,0. He is very happy to have won again in Uster, the home town of LC Uster.

Swiss TV comment, sportaktuell (16.09.2017)

31.08.2017 - Comeback in New York
I'm glad to inform you, that I will run my first marathon this year in New York November, 5th. I'm happy and I'm looking forward to start in NY!

My next competition in Switzerland will be in 2 weeks: Swiss Championship in Half-Marathon at the Greifenseelauf, September, 16th.


Tadesse was in Ethiopia for training, the goal London Marathon and European Record on focus. Now this project suffered a severe setback. Cause of a stress fracture at the sacrum he had to interrupt his training in Ethiopia. more details


With a time of 21:43,4 Tadesse wins for the sixth time in a row the Basler Stadtlauf. This makes Tadesse record winner in Basle.
2nd is Bernard Matheka with 1,8 sec behind Tadesse.

Great pleasure for Tadesse. After a very successful year, yesterday Tadesse received the award Athlete of the Year from Swiss Athletics
More details (german/french) 
Swiss Athletics.

Place 7 for Tadesse at the Olympics in Rio. He was part of the leading group til 30km, then the top-favourite Kipshoge increased the speed. Tadesse had to let go and arrived after 2:11.42. That means olympic diploma! He is happy and enjoyed this special time with Christian Kreihenbühl after his arrival. Details (german/french) Swiss Athletics.

After his successful halfmarathon championship titel he is confident for the next challenge the olympic marathon. Well trained and in good health Tadesse sais: 'Everything is possible in Rio after Amsterdam.'
We are looking forward to august, 21st!

At the StraLugano-Run Tade made third in a strong field with global competitors. With 1:01:24 - 42 sec under the Swiss record - he run only once faster. Now he has to recover as the next competition will be this Friday at Schweizermeisterschaften 10’000m.

Tadesse wrote swiss marathon-history and is new record holder in Switzerland. In Seoul (KOR) he ran the marathon of his life - with 2:06:40 he set a fantastic Swiss record. He missed the eurepean record only by 4 sec.
Swiss Athletics (german)

In Italy Tadesse participated his first international race in 10'000m European Cup. With warm temperatures he finished fourth with a time of 28:41:37.
Since 2006 no swiss athlet were so fast - Belz had a time of 28:02:46 and Röthlin 28:23:20.

Tadesse won the GP Bern for the second time in a row and for the third time overall. The first time since 1989 as Markus Ryffel won, this year again a Swiss Athlet wins the GP Bern. In contrast to previous year he won by a clear margin of almost one minute. Swiss Athletics and Gallery Athletix.

Tadesse was selected for the World Championships in Beijing by the selection committee of Swiss Athletics. This year he will participate in a World Championships for Switzerland for the first time. Besides him the walkers Laura and Marie Polli were selected. For more Details see Website Swiss Athletics (de/fr).

On his first marathon in 2015 Tadesse finishes 10th with a time of 2:11:37. Despite a cold days before, he reaches the limit for the WC that will take place in Beijing in august 2015.

Tadesse was elected as Swiss Starter February 2015 in the Online voting of Swiss Starters. Tadesse thanks all his fans; this will motivate him for his upcoming race on 15th march in Seoul!

Tadesse started with a great race in this new year. He won the half marathon in Barcelona with a fast time of 1:00:42; he improved his personal best and set a new record for Switzerland.

Tadesse 2nd at the Silvesterlauf Zürich - 17.8 sec after the fast runner from Kenya Abraham Kipyatich.
Overall victory in the Post-Cup 2014 for Tadesse Abraham and Fabienne Schlumpf. Both made 2nd place at this year's 38th Zürich Silvesterlauf and hence were best suisse runners.

Tadesse wins for the 4th time in a row the 'Basler Stadtlauf' - Matheka Bernard 2nd and Simon Tesfay 3rd - with a very good time 21:42:6, this means course record!

Tadesse wins the half marathon for the 4th time. He won gold with a time of 1:03:13 ahead of Patrick Kiplagat from Kenya. 

'Tadesse Abraham is close to the People, a very popular person - a great winner for the Hallwilerseelauf.' Gianin Müller, Media Hallwilerseelauf

Tadesse wins again! Although not yet recovered after his European Championship Marathon he could ensure a sufficient distance between him an his competitors. With lots of fans along the streets he finished his race with a time of 1:04:33.4. One of the most beautiful victories he sais. After 2011 and 2013 this is the 3rd time he wins the International Greifenseelauf in Uster.

Team-Bronze comforts Tadesse about the missed opportunity to win an individual medal in marathon.

Tadesse in good shape at test competition 'Foulées de Longemer' in France over 10km. He wins with a time of 29:30.

Tadesse is allowed to start for Switzerland!
The change of nationality is done. Tadesse will definitely do the marathon for the Swiss Team at the European Championship. The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) informed Swiss Athletics, that Tadesse from now on is allowed to start for Switzerland. Currently he is doing his preparations for this marathon, which is held on Sunday, July, 17 in Zürich. He will then be part of the Swiss Team of six.

Tadesse wins his first competition as Swiss. He wins the 10'000m Swiss Championship with a time of 29:05:62 - with record of stadium and Personal Best. 

Tadesse gets the swiss citizenship!
Tadesse Abraham (31, LC Uster), two-time winner of the Zurich Marathon and this year's winner of GP Bern obtained the Swiss nationality. Thus the criterias are fulfilled for the selection of Swiss Athletics. Press Release (PDF)

Tadesse Abraham - a Neo-Suisse as favorite at European Championship. On Monday, June, 2, in Sportlounge on TV SRF2.

Abraham Tadesse e il sogno europeo:  Kurzportrait RSI LA 2 - italian.

Winner and PB! See TV-report on SRF 'Sport Aktuell' (German). See also Schweizer Web-TV (German).

I'm happy, that the committee of Swiss Athletics selected me for the marathon of European Championship 2014 in Zürich.  

Zurich Marathon - DNF! Tadesse felt well first. He got muscular problems at km 15 after he wanted to speed up the pace. He then got a cramp in his thigh which hardened noticeable. He had to stop the race at km 32.

On Sunday, April, 6, Tadesse (31, LC Uster) will attempt to defend his title at the 12th Zurich Marathon. He already won the marathon 2009 and 2013. - Pressemitteilung (PDF)

After a successful training in Aethiopia, I look forward to the Halfmarathon in Lissabon of coming Sunday.

At invitation of the organizer of Meia Maratona de Lisboa I will have my first competition this year on Sunday, March, 16 - as preparation for the Zürich Marathon.

I am happy to start at the Zurich Marathon on April, 6th. - Press Release (PDF, German)

Schweizer Marathonhoffnung. Der weite Weg Abrahams. 
Article Andreas Schmid, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, January, 23, 2014  (German)

I am happy to have a new support through my new main sponsor Ochsner Sport and in the area beverage and food through Sponser. Their confidence strenghten my motivation. I am happy about these new cooperations and also about the renewal of the partnership with Adidas. Thank you!

IAAF - rank 44

Warm temperature und high humidity - satisfied with the result.

The third time in a row Tadesse wins the Basler Stadtlauf this saturday; like nobody the last 20 years!

Frankfurt Marathon of October, 27, 2013. Although very stormy weather Tadesse started well with the leading group. Unfortunately Tadesse had to give up at KM 30 because of muscle problems.

Press Release, Tadesse at Frankfurt Marathon, PDF (german)
Weeks of training in aethiopia as preparation for the Frankfurt Marathon of October, 27, 2013!
Anniversary Company Krebs, Pfäffikon - 125 years. 
Running arount the Lake of Päffikon with interested people and friends with following signing.
New Logo for Tadesse, created by Art Director Denis Schwarz.