Eritrean Teenage Ghebreslassie Makes History in Beijing

By Diego Sampaolo | for the IAAF, Sixteen years after Haile Gebrselassie made history by becoming the first runner to win four world titles in the 10,000m, his near-namesake Ghirmay Ghebreslassie was in the spotlight in the opening competition of the IAAF World Championships, Beijing 2015. The 19-year-old created his own piece of athletics history […]

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Eritrean Teen Stuns Marathon Stars at World Championships in Beijing

By Reuters, Eritrean teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie became the youngest ever marathon world champion when he stunned a strong field of fellow East Africans to win the first title of the Beijing championships on Saturday. The 19-year-old eased clear of the field over the final six kilometres and crossed the line in two hours, 12 minutes […]

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