Wrapped in the Eritrean flag, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie races to victory in the men's marathon at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing. Photo: AFP Wrapped in the Eritrean flag, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie races to victory in the men's marathon at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Wrapped in the Eritrean flag, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie races to victory in the men's marathon at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing. Photo: AFP

Teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie stuns marathon stars at world championships in Beijing

'My parents wanted me to be a great student but I wanted to be a great athlete. Today’s victory will be a great surprise to them'

Topic |   2015 IAAF World Championships
Wrapped in the Eritrean flag, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie races to victory in the men's marathon at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing. Photo: AFP Wrapped in the Eritrean flag, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie races to victory in the men's marathon at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Wrapped in the Eritrean flag, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie races to victory in the men's marathon at the "Bird's Nest" National Stadium in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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