Half Marathon world record holders Zersenay Tadese (Eritrea), Moses Kipsiro (Uganda) along with defending champion Florence Kiplagat (Kenya) and Meseret Hailu (Ethiopia) interacted with media at Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) 2015 Media Centre in New Delhi on Thursday.
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→
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→
WORLD half-marathon silver medallist Samuel Tsegay from Eritrea ran to a commanding victory in testing conditions at the 33rd edition of the Cross Nacional Castellano-Manchego in Quintanar on Sunday (14).
Tsegay, who ran a half-marathon lifetime best of 59:21 to win the silver medal in Copenhagen, made his strength show on a muddy course by taking the lead from the start of the 10km race.