Eritrean marathon star tours Beijing city


During the 15th IAAF World Championships in Athletics, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, became the youngest-ever world marathon champion at 19 years old.

Running in only his fourth marathon, two of which he had failed to finish—he won the first-ever gold medal at these championships for Eritrea, crossing the finish line in National Stadium in 2:12:28.


After his win, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie decided to celebrate  his victory with a tour of the Chinese capital.

One of the biggest advantages to being an athlete that competes around the globe is that you get to see some of it. A new culture and place like China may seem daunting for many at first, but after a while it becomes easy to find home. He said