Eritrea's Ghirmay Ghebreslassie triumphed in the men's marathon becoming the youngest winner of the event at the World Championships.
Teenager Ghirmay Ghebreslassie won the men's marathon at the World Championships in Beijing on Saturday.
Eritrea's Ghebreslassie became the youngest winner of the endurance event at a world championships meet, stopping the clock at two hours, 12 minutes and 28 seconds.
The 19-year-old was well off his personal best of 2:07:47 set in Hamburg in April, but it mattered little as he careered to a stunning gold medal.
Ethiopia's Yemane Tsegay (2:13:07) won silver in a season-best time, while Ugandan runner Solomon Mutai (2:13:29) completed the podium.
Tsegay's medal marked the fourth straight world championships at which an Ethiopian was on the podium in the men's marathon.
Defending champion Stephen Kiprotich (2:14:42) finished in sixth place.