Christopher Isegwe (born February 22, 1976) is a Tanzanian long-distance athlete competing mainly in the marathon. February 22 is the 53rd day of every year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Modern day marathon runners 1896 Olympic marathon The word marathon refers to a long-distance road running event of 42,195 m (26 miles and 385 yards). ...
In August 2005 he won a silver medal at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki. His silver medal was the first medal for Tanzania at the World Championships in history. 2005(MMV) is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki City manager Jussi Pajunen Official languages Finnish, Swedish Area - total - land ranked 342nd 185. ...
In what could well be remembered as one of the big surprises of the 10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Tanzanian athlete ChristopherIsegwe won his countrys first ever medal in the 22-year history of the World Championships when finishing second behind Moroccos runaway champion Jaouad Gharib.
Isegwe, however, says that patience was his virtue.
Isegwe added that his silver medal is well received by fellow Tanzanians.
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