Dejen, a SEISA University student, challenged the East Africa Half Marathon Championship held on February 7th in Eritrea. It was his first time to compete in the half marathon: 21.0975km. He finished the line with a result in 12th place out of 62 athletes. With the issue of strengthening stamina, Dejen had been doing long distance training since the last November. Now he successfully overcome his task. He will focus on his next challenge, speed training from now on and aim to participate in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as a representative of Eritrea in the 10,000m.