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Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Returns to Defend New York Marathon Crown

The youngest Champion in history of Marathon is returning to defend his NYC Marathon title.

Last year’s champion, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea, returns to defend his title. If he wins, he takes home $100,000 prize money.

BY SABRINA YOHANNES | RUNBLOGRUN

After his first marathon victory at the Beijing world championships in 2015, Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie mused on the fact that his family had objected to his taking up running.

“My parents wanted me to be a great student but I wanted to be a great athlete,” he quipped at the time. “Today’s victory will be a great surprise to them.” Continue reading Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Returns to Defend New York Marathon Crown

Ghirmay Defends Bern Grand Prix Title

A record number of 33,618 runners from 104 nations participated at the 36th GP of Berne. Once again, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie was the fastest.

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie’s amazing second victory at the 36th Grand Prix of Bern, Switzerland

BY TESFANEWS

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie has repeated his previous year’s win at the Grand Prix of Berne. The 21-year-old Eritrean won ahead of the Kenyan Sylvester Kipchirchir and his countryman Simon Tesfay, who had been living in Switzerland since 2004. Continue reading Ghirmay Defends Bern Grand Prix Title

Ghebreslassie in Gear for the Race of His Life

Running for best time not medal. “On Sunday I’m determined to break 2:07 and will try my best to run sub-2:06 or even sub-2:05.” – Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebreslassie

BY VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

He may be the world and New York champion, but Ghirmay Ghebreslassie’s goals for the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon are all about times not triumph as he aims to run the quickest race of his life on Sunday.

Ghebrselassie became the youngest world marathon gold medallist in history when he won the title in Beijing two years ago at the age of 19, and he cemented his burgeoning reputation in the Big Apple last November when he dismissed a top-class field to become the first Eritrean to win the prestigious race. Continue reading Ghebreslassie in Gear for the Race of His Life

Breaking Records: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie’s Win in New York City

Men’s first-place winner Ghirmay Ghebreslassie of Eritrea, runner-up Lucas Rotich of Kenya, left, and third-place finisher Abdi Abdirahman of the United States pose with their medals after finishing the TCS New York City Marathon in Central Park on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016. (Credit: Getty Images / Timothy A. Clary)

By Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie won the New York City Marathon, among the world’s pre-eminent long-distance annual running events, with a time of 2 hours, 7 minutes, 51 seconds, finishing over a minute ahead of Kenya’s Lucas Rotich, who took second place, and Somali-born American Abdi Abdirahman, who finished third.

Although it was only his race debut and though confronted by challenging, windy conditions, Ghirmay’s time qualified him as the third-fastest runner in the marathon’s 46-year history. The 20-year-old Eritrean also made history as the race’s youngest-ever male winner, breaking the record previously held by Alberto Salazar (1980), Tom Fleming (1973), and Sheldon Karlin (1972), who all won as 22-year-olds. Continue reading Breaking Records: Ghirmay Ghebreslassie’s Win in New York City

Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Wins the New York City Marathon

Historic Win. Ghebreslassie became the youngest to ever win the New York City Marathon.

By TesfaNews,

Ghirmay Ghebresiassie of Eritrea has won the New York City Marathon in the men’s field with a time of 2:07:51 to become the youngest NYC marathon winner in history at the age of 20.

Kenyan runner Lucas Rotich finished in second place with a time of 2:08:53 and American Abdi Abdirahman finished in third place with a time of 2:11:23. Continue reading Eritrea’s Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Wins the New York City Marathon

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie – From Pacemaker to World Champion and Beyond

World Champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie and four other Eritrean athletes namely Samuel Tsegay, Amanuel Mesel, Tewelde Estifanos and Ghebre Kibrom, will be running and hopefully winning tomorrow (24) in the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

By Virgin Money London Marathon,

Marathon world champion Ghirmay Ghebreslassie will be going for gold again this weekend when he attempts to crack Kenya’s dominance at the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon.

Ahead of his London Marathon debut on Sunday 24 April, the young Eritrean runner looked relaxed as he took his place among the world’s best marathon runners to reflect on the 26.2-mile challenge that lies ahead. Continue reading Ghirmay Ghebreslassie – From Pacemaker to World Champion and Beyond