BBC Sport - Ghirmay Ghebreslassie makes marathon history in Beijing
Ghebreslassie makes marathon history
- From the section Athletics
Nineteen-year-old Ghirmay Ghebreslassie becomes the youngest winner of the marathon at the World Championships with gold in Beijing.
He finished in a time of two hours 12 minutes 27 seconds to secure Eritrea's first ever World Championship gold medal, after overcoming confusion as to the correct route to follow in the final stages of the race.
Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia won silver, with Munyo Solomon Mutai of Uganda finishing third. 2012 London Olympic gold medallist Stephen Kiprotich was down in sixth.