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A Chat With the Youngest Marathon Gold Medalist in history

The youngest marathon Gold medalist in history
The youngest marathon Gold medalist in history

By Steve Landells | for the IAAF,

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie was a surprise winner of the men’s marathon title at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. We chat to the Eritrean teenager to find out more about the gifted 19-year-old gold medallist.

Best achievement in athletics

Even though I have won other races and I performed well to finish seventh at the 2014 IAAF Half Marathon Championships, my gold medal in the marathon at the World Championships was a special moment, not only for me but for Eritrea. Continue reading A Chat With the Youngest Marathon Gold Medalist in history

Asmara Welcomes Athletes Home from Beijing

By Shabait,

Eritrean athletes were accorded heroes’ welcome on arrival today in Asmara following their shinning victory at the 15th Beijing Athletics World Championship conducted from 22 to 30 August.

Residents of Asmara and its environs turned out in thousands to give moving welcome to the victorious athletes. The welcoming ceremony took place from Asmara International Airport to Bahti-Meskerem Square. The parade included the Marching band, along with nationals lining on the pavements chanting and singing. The ceremony was broadcast live on ERI-TV and the national radio. Continue reading Asmara Welcomes Athletes Home from Beijing

Wrong Information on Eritrean Athletes Must be Corrected

The IAAF and CCTV-Africa needs to act fast and correct the mistake they honestly made on the bios of Eritrean athletes.

By Eri-International Sports,

During these great times in sports achievements for the State of Eritrea we have all been immersed by the excitement that seems to have taken us away by storm. However, It is also important to correct information that is disseminated by the media or even the organizations that are not familiar with Eritrea. It is, therefore, our duty as citizens and ambassadors of Eritrea to keep an eye and inform those who have made an honest mistake. Continue reading Wrong Information on Eritrean Athletes Must be Corrected

Men’s Marathon Winner Enjoys Beijing’s Sights & Sounds

By CCTV News,

After winning gold in the first event of the world championships — men’s marathon champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie took time out from his busy schedule to spend the day taking in what the Chinese capital has to offer. CCTV reporter Mike Fox gave him a guided tour of one of the world’s most famous cities.

The man who was victorious running through the streets of Beijing was back on them just a day later, but this time at a much slower pace. Continue reading Men’s Marathon Winner Enjoys Beijing’s Sights & Sounds

Eritrean Teenage Ghebreslassie Makes History in Beijing

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie makes marathon history in Beijing by securing Eritrea’s first ever World Championship gold medal at the age of only 19.

By Diego Sampaolo | for the IAAF,

Sixteen years after Haile Gebrselassie made history by becoming the first runner to win four world titles in the 10,000m, his near-namesake Ghirmay Ghebreslassie was in the spotlight in the opening competition of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015.

The 19-year-old created his own piece of athletics history by becoming the youngest ever winner of a road event at the IAAF World Championships and the first Eritrean athlete to win a gold medal at the championships. Continue reading Eritrean Teenage Ghebreslassie Makes History in Beijing

Eritrean Teen Stuns Marathon Stars at World Championships in Beijing

Wrapped in the Eritrean flag, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie races to victory in the men’s marathon at the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. “Here the race was difficult, but we Eritreans never give up until the finish line” – Gold Medalist Ghirmay Ghebreslassie. (© AFP)

By Reuters,

Eritrean teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie became the youngest ever marathon world champion when he stunned a strong field of fellow East Africans to win the first title of the Beijing championships on Saturday.

The 19-year-old eased clear of the field over the final six kilometres and crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes and 27 seconds to claim a first world championships gold medal for his country. Continue reading Eritrean Teen Stuns Marathon Stars at World Championships in Beijing