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We Eritreans Play as Hard as We Work!

 Eritrea, the land of the can-do-people. Ghirmay and Daniel
HISTORY MADE ONCE AGAIN. From being the first African to race at the Tour de France and win a Polka dot King of the Mountains Jersey to the youngest-ever winner of any road event, male or female, at the world championships. Eritrea, the land of the can-do-people!

By Alem Fisshatzion,

Eritrean youths have once again proven to the world that we Eritreans play as hard as we work! As Ghirmay Ghebreslassie claims Eritrea’s first ever Gold medal in world athletics championship, he has also broken a world record in his own rights since he is the youngest ever marathon world champion. Continue reading We Eritreans Play as Hard as We Work!

Ghirmay Ghebreselassie Wins Eritrea’s First Ever Gold in Marathon

HISTORIC. On the first day of competition at the IAAF World Championships, a 19-year-old Eritrean wins gold and the 2015 World Championship marathon title and becomes the youngest marathon world champ in history!

By Cathal Dennehy,

In a lineup that closely resemble a World Marathon Majors field, it was Ghirmay Ghebreselassie, a little-known 19-year-old from Eritrea, who claimed the 2015 IAAF World Championship marathon title in a time of 2:12:28.

On the first day of the world championship competition in Beijing, Ghebreselassie defeated such noted athletes as Wilson Kipsang, world-record-holder Dennis Kimetto (who dropped out the race), Lelisa Desisa, and defending world marathon champion Stephen Kiprotich. Continue reading Ghirmay Ghebreselassie Wins Eritrea’s First Ever Gold in Marathon