Haile Gebrselassie, Ethiopia

Posted: October 23, 2014 in Ethiopia - the Secret of Africa

Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebre Selassie Ethiopia

  • He won two Olympic gold medals over 10,000 metres and four World Championship titles in the event
  • He won the Berlin Marathon four times consecutively and also had three straight wins at the Dubai Marathon
  • He won four world titles indoors and was the 2001 World Half Marathon Champion.
  • He broke 61 Ethiopian national records ranging from 800 metres to the marathon, set 27 world records, and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners in history
  • He is also mentor and ambassador for the G4S 4teen, a programme supporting 14 young athletes
  • On April 14, 2013, Gebrselassie won the open field of the Vienna City half marathon (13.1 miles) with a time of 01:01.14


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