Ghirmay Defends Bern Grand Prix Title

A record number of 33,618 runners from 104 nations participated at the 36th GP of Berne. Once again, Ghirmay Ghebreslassie was the fastest.

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie defends Bern Grand Prix title in Switzerland
Ghirmay Ghebreslassie’s amazing second victory at the 36th Grand Prix of Bern, Switzerland


Ghirmay Ghebreslassie has repeated his previous year’s win at the Grand Prix of Berne. The 21-year-old Eritrean won ahead of the Kenyan Sylvester Kipchirchir and his countryman Simon Tesfay, who had been living in Switzerland since 2004.

Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, the 2015 Beijing world marathon champion and New York marathon winner, won in 49:25 minutes, only 3:18 minutes short of the record held by his famous countryman Zersenay Tadesse in 2004.

With 33,618 runners from 104 nations, the organizers of the 36th Grand Prix of Berne announced a participant record at the largest running event in German-speaking Switzerland.

  • (courtesy of #ሳሕል ደንደን ኮም)

    ንዓካ ዝወልደት ኣደስ ትዓዊቱላ!!!
    2015 ኣብ ቻይና = 1ይ
    2016 ኣብ ኒውዮርክ =1ይ
    2016 ስዊዘርላንድ =1ይ
    2017 ስዊዘርላንድ =1ይ
    ኣብነታዊ መንእሰይ ግርማይ ኣብ ስዊዘርላንድ ዝተኻየደ ውድድር ጉያ እግሪ ቐዳማይ ብምውጻእ ስም ሃገሩ ኣብ ናይ ክብሪ ሽልማት ከም ትበቅዕ ዝገበረን ዝግብር ዘሎን ወዲ ሓላል መሬት እዩ ። በዚ ኣጋጣሚ ቅንያት በዓል ናጻነት ድርብ ሓጎስ ንመላእ ህዝቢ ኤርትራ ኣብ ውሽጥን ወጻእን ብዝያዳ ድማ ኣብ ምክላኻል ልምዓትን ለይትን መዓልትን ከይተሓለሉ ዝሰርሑ ዘለዉ ሓይልታት ምክልኻል ዋርሳይ/ይከኣሎ።

    ዓወት ንሓፋሽ

  • wedinakfa

    Viva Ghirmay you did it again!!!! all the best.

    what happen to the one who absconded in London? is he alive? last time I see him in video he was fat and sad, is it true or my perception?

    • HIDROM

      Ghirmay Ghebreslassie wins the Grand Prix of Berne and “Mothers Day” at that.

      Here is an Eritrean son taking his country people to fame and glory. What is so beautiful about this achievement is Ghirmay Ghebreslassie did is on “Mothers Day”. That is the gift from Ertireans all over the world to celebrate the “Mothers Day”

      Thank Ghirmay Ghebreslassie for such noble gift to your mothers.

    • forto sawa

      Go Warsai Go! TeAwet…TeAwet wedi halal Meriet! Yohana GrMay!

    • HIDROM

      Take me to fame and glory Deki Halal Meriet. Here you are from all over the world making Eritrea shine brighter for all to see, Here you are from all over the world making your mother proud. Mama is proud of you where ever you are,

      Do you know, when they asked from where I am, with my head up and my shoulders, I tell them I am an “Eritrean” with pride written all over my face. You bet It am from that HIDMO. I am from that AGDO, and I am from that AGNET. DO you know why? Because my mother still there waiting for her son com back home. I will be back;

  • spoort Herrroes !!!!!!!

    Professional cyclists,soccer players and Athletes should be used as a model by young generation to achieve their dreams of success in every field they choices to participate. ???? ???? ⚽ ???????? ????????????⚓???????? ???????? ????????????

  • ራኢ

    ጸሊም ኮኾብ
    ጸሊም ኮኾብ ዉላድ ክሳድ ዒቃ
    ዞባ ደቡብ ማእከል ኤርትራ
    ሓበን ሃገር ጐያዪ ኣምበሳ
    ኩርዓት ህዝቡ ዘይብልካ መሰታ
    ክበር ንበር ኣስቲኻና ጸባ

    ኣብ በጂንግ ንዮርክ ማራቶን
    ኣብ ሲዊስ ግራንድ ፕሪክስ በርን
    ዝነኣስካ ካብ ጐየይቲ ኩሎም
    ዝደመቕካ ብወርቂ ኣብ ማእከሎም
    መን ከማኻ እስኻ ኮኾቦም

    ግርማይ ሕቡን ዋርሳይ እሙን
    ኣብ ማራቶን ትስዕር ትቕድም
    መጻኢኻ ብርሃን’ዩ ፍጹም

    ኤርትራ ተጸውዕ ሕድርኻ ተጽንዕ
    ባንዴራኻ ተጉላዕልዕ ክብርና ትኹልዕ

    ምስጋና ንዓኻ ይጽናዕ ‘ቲ ብርክኻ
    ኮሪዕካ ኣዂሪዕካና ኣድሚቕካዮ ስምና

    ሰስን ዕበየልና ኣብነት ኩነልና
    ኣሰርካ ክስዕቡ ደቅና ኣሕዋትና

    • wedinakfa

      TaAwet TaAwet TaAwet, Rae

  • Elena zerea

    Congratulation Ghirmay Gebreselasie Eritrean are proud of you from allover the world .Truly you are the honer of your country .. God bless you.

  • Saba

    Awesome! Congrats bro! Continue to work hard and you will achieve all your dreams. I see many more medals in your future.

  • Tsbah

    O Grmay!..Grma Hager!..Grma Hzbu!..Grma L’bes, Grma Qonkana!

  • merhaba

    Congratulation Girmay ,we are proud of you .