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.
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→
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→
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.
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.
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.