Runs 59:15 at Delhi Half-Marathon to tie Geb's world leading time from Lisbon and take two other guys under 60min:
http://iaaf.org/LRR08/news/newsid=48236.html

It's been quite the last 13 months for Merga:
4th place/59:16 at the WHM Champs in October, 2:06:50 for second at Fukuoka in December, 2:06:38 PR in London, 4th place in the Olympics marathon, and now a 59:15 PR which makes him the 8th fastest ever:
http://www.alltime-athletics.com/mhmaraok.htm