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Okubay Tsegay Wins Changchun Marathon 2017

Eritrean Okubay Tsegay wins the Changchun Marathon 2017
Eritrean Okubay Tsegay Gebretnsae wins the Changchun International Marathon 2017 that was held in China at a time of 2 hours, 14 minutes and 50 seconds. His countryman Debesay Bahlbi claim 3rd. 

BY XINHUA

Okubay Tsegay Gebretnsae from Eritrea finished first here on Sunday in Changchun International Marathon, in which thirty thousand runners took part.

Gebretnsae clocked 2 hours, 14 minutes and 50 seconds for his men’s marathon title in Northeast China’s Changchun City, beating Mongolian Jamsranolonbayar into the second place. Continue reading Okubay Tsegay Wins Changchun Marathon 2017

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

Nike Recruits Top Runners to Break 2-Hour Marathon Barrier

Reigning Olympic champ Eliud Kipchoge, 2-time Boston Marathon champ Lelisa Desisa and half-marathon world record holder Zersenay Tadese will partake.

Breaking2. The quest to break the two-hour marathon barrier.

By Sara Germano | The Wall Street Journal,

Three of the world’s top distance runners will skip major marathons this spring so they can focus instead on a Nike Inc. project to produce the world’s first sub-2 hour marathon, a high-stakes marketing ploy by the sneaker giant.

Breaking the 2-hour barrier is considered one of the last frontiers in the running world, and for years has been a consistent topic of debate within the sport. The current world record of 2:02:57 was set by Kenya’s Dennis Kimetto in 2014. Continue reading Nike Recruits Top Runners to Break 2-Hour Marathon Barrier

President Isaias Congratulates Athlete Ghirmay

By Shabait,

President Isaias Afwerki met and congratulated athlete Ghirmai Ghebreslasie in the morning hours Today for his victory at the 46th New York City Marathon.

President Isaias said that the people and the country are proud of the victory athlete Ghirmai registered and wished him more success in future competitions.

The Commissioner of Culture and Sports, Ambassador Zemede Tekle explained that more Eritrean athletes are emerging victorious and are keeping the momentum that has already been set. He also said that the support athletes are receiving from the people and Government have significantly contributed in their success. Continue reading President Isaias Congratulates Athlete Ghirmay

Teen Trailblazer: How Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Made History

By Spikes | for IAAF,

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie caused one of the bigger upsets in Beijing last month for two reasons:

1) His marathon win at the World Championships delivered gold to Eritrea for the first time in the championships’ history;

2) At 19-years-old, he became the first ever teen to win the event. We find out about his journey to the summit of a mountain called Road Running.

NOT TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL

Born in the rural village of Kisadeka – around 115km south of the Eritrean capital city of Asmara – Ghebreslassie first started to run competitively in 2009. Impressed with his style when running around with classmates, a wily PE teacher encouraged the youngster to give athletics a crack. His parents feared sport might negatively impact on his outstanding academic life, but his astute teacher saw no such conflict. Continue reading Teen Trailblazer: How Ghirmay Ghebreslassie Made History

A Chat With 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