Daniel Mesfun Eritrea

Daniel Mesfun will be making his TCS New York City Marathon debut after finishing as runner-up at the United Airlines NYC Half in March. It will be the fifth marathon in Mesfun’s career; he set his personal-best marathon time of 2:10:06 last year in Toronto.

Mesfun is from Eritrea but trains in Flagstaff, AZ, under coach Jay Bawcom, the husband of 2012 U.S. Olympian Janet Bawcom. In May 2018, his victory at the Cleveland Marathon was upheld by race officials after he wore a shirt that covered his bib number for most of the race, which created confusion about whether he was running the marathon or the half marathon.

To kick off 2019, he set a personal-best by more than two minutes with a time of 1:01:12 to win the Rock ’n Roll Arizona Half Marathon. Two months later, he clocked a 1:02:16 to take second place at the United Airlines NYC Half after leading for much of the race and losing his lead with about a mile to go.

  • Date of Birth Jan 1, 1988
  • Age 31
  • Gender Male
  • Country Eritrea
  • Residence Flagstaff, Arizona, USA


Career Highlights

Year Event Place Time
2019 Boston Marathon 13th 2:13:05
2019 United Airlines NYC Half  2nd  1:02:16 
2019 Arizona Half Marathon  1st  1:01:12 
2018 Toronto Marathon 1st  2:10:06 
2018 Cleveland Marathon 1st  2:16:32 

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