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Ghebreslassie in Gear for the Race of His Life

 Eritrean Ghirmay Ghebreslassie racing for fast time at the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon
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

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.

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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