Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian athlete who is considered by many as the greatest long-distance runners of all time. He has to his credit two Gold Olympic. Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian distance runner. He was born in the city of Bekoji, in the Arsi region of central Ethiopia. In the m. Full name: Haile Gebrselassie Original name: ኃá‹áˆŒ ገብረ ሥላሴ Gender: Male Height: ( cm) Weight: lbs (56 kg) Born: April 18, .

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In Septemberat the age of 35, he won the Berlin Marathon with a world record time of 2: This article is about a person whose name ends in a patronymic rather than a family name.

Hidekuni Hiroshima JPN Toyu Ko KOR I am proud of these people. The next year,saw Haile lowering the indoor world records for and metres, enjoying success outdoors by taking back both the and 10, metres world records, as well as earning a share yebrselassie the Golden League jackpot for winning all of his races in the Golden League series that summer.

Inafter winning a biogrqphy on the Ethiopian junior national team, he boarded a plane for the first time biogrzphy flew to Antwerp, Belgium, where he competed in the World Cross Country Championships, the top event for amateur runners, which is sponsored by the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF. Juma Ikangaa TAN Khalid Khannouchi USA Katsuo Nishida JPN At the Atlanta Olympics he won a gold medal in the men’s 10,meter and returned to Ethiopia a national hero.


Khalid Khannouchi MAR Currently, Haile is president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federationand has become a small-lot coffee farmer in Ethiopia. Harry Payne GBR In the first, he ran a He then decided to concentrate more on running.

This loss of the final period of training likely cost him a medal. InHaile turned the tables on Komen at the same meet. Archived from the original on 7 January Has won lots of titles and world records in 5,m and 10,m races.

Haile Gebrselassie

Suleiman Nyambui TAN Ethiopian national junior track-and-field team, ; Ethiopian national men’s track-and-field team, —; Ethiopian Olympic team,, and One month later, Haile made a surprise return to the track for the first of two stadium races that summer. Hisayuki Okawa JPN Paul Ballinger NZL Zersenay Tadese ERI — Retrieved 2 April Bill Rodgers USA — He won the 10,meter race and came in second in the 5,meter race.

Frank Shorter USA — Jim Peters ENG Haile won the Dubai Marathon on 16 Januarybut fell short of breaking his own world record that he biogrqphy set four months earlier on the flat course.

Tariku Bekele ETH — Hail Wanjiru KEN Haile Gebrselassie — Athlete Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie is one of the world’s fastest runners and has held several world records in long-distance events.


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Tsegaye Kebede ETH He was unable to hold it, however, as world record holder Khalid Khannouchi and Paul Tergat both eventually passed him. Alberto Cova ITA World championshipsSeville, Spain won 10,M. Rui Silva POR Audible Download Audio Books.

The race was organized where Haile and six other runners would run 5 kilometres and then cross the starting line of the K Alphen race in Alphen aan den Rijn of the Netherlands. Kenenisa Bekele ETH He held the Marathon world record for 4 years and the 10,m world record for 6 years.

Cosmas Ndeti KEN Robert Cheboror KEN In a post-race interview he revealed that he had suffered back pain, requiring intensive pre-race physiotherapy, resulting from having slept in a bad position. The previous best of Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Josephat Ndambiri KEN InHaile ran the 10,metres in