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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haile gebrselassie biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. InHaile turned the tables on Komen at the same meet. World indoor championshipsParis, France won 3,M.

In the Athens OlympicsHaile sought to become the first man in history to win three straight Olympic gold medals in the 10, metres.

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Bernard Kipyego KEN World championshipsStuttgart, Germany won 10,M. Rodgers Kwemoi KEN Haile was the Half Marathon World Champion, and has broken 61 Ethiopian National Records over distances ranging from m to the marathon.

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Toshihiro Shibutani JPN Evans Rutto KEN — Deresse Mekonnen ETH Possessed with an awesome sprint finish he retained his Olympic crown in in a neck and neck duel with Tergat which came down to the last 10 meters. Tsuyoshi Ogata JPN Tesfaye Eticha ETH On 23 Aprilhe finished ninth in the London Marathon with a time of 2: Since leaving the track after the Olympics, Haile ahile focused on road racing and the marathon.

In the Atlanta Olympics, he easily won the Gold in the 10,m which he defended successfully at the Sydney Olympics as well. Paul Kipkoech KEN Suleiman Nyambui TAN Peter Chumba KEN Haile gained international recognition in when he won the meter and 10, meter races at the Junior World Championships in Seoul, and a silver medal in the junior race at the World Cross Country Championships. Haile is ambitious and feels he can go even faster. With four laps to go 8: Mo Farah GBR Inhe switched to road running by securing the World Half Marathon title.

Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian distance runner. Haile said his first race was a 1, meter school race. Koichi Morishita JPN Derek Clayton AUS — Paul Kirui KEN Tamao Shiaku JPN — He finished in 2: Elijah Lagat KEN Me and the Olympics.

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Haile Gebrselassie

Haile missed the Tokyo Marathon due to an injury, but won the half marathon at the Vienna City Marathon on 17 April Retrieved December 31, from Encyclopedia. His pacemakers could not maintain the pace, though, and Haile was left alone for a difficult solo effort six laps out. On twenty seven occasions Gebrselassie has bioggaphy the previous fastest time in history. Benson Barus KEN Kozo Kusunoki JPN Jose Reveyn BEL Reinaldo Gorno ARG Hiromi Haigo JPN Richard Chelimo KEN However, in extremely hot weather he finished seventh with a time of biogra;hy Event 1 st 2 nd 3 rd Olympic Games 2.

Takayuki Nakao JPN Haile was born as one of gaile children in AsellaOromiya RegionEthiopia. David Tsebe RSA Xolile Yawa RSA Joseph Gitau KEN In the autumn of he ran his second marathon in Amsterdam, by winning is a new national record of 2. While Haile agreed that a sub 2: The record stood for three years. Currently, Haile is president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federationand has become a small-lot coffee farmer in Ethiopia.