HAILE GEBRSELASSIE BIOGRAPHY PDF

Haile Gebrselassie is considered one of the greatest runners in history, with victories and world records in almost every long-distance and middle-distance event. As a child growing up on a farm in Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie ran 10 kilometres to school each day and another 10 kilometres back home. As an adult, he ran with his left arm crooked, the effect of years spent running with books under his arm. By Atlanta in , Gebrselassie was the reigning world record holder at 10,m and the twice-defending world champion. His main rival was cross-country champion Paul Tergat of Kenya.

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Haile Gebrselassie is considered one of the greatest runners in history, with victories and world records in almost every long-distance and middle-distance event. As a child growing up on a farm in Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie ran 10 kilometres to school each day and another 10 kilometres back home. As an adult, he ran with his left arm crooked, the effect of years spent running with books under his arm. By Atlanta in , Gebrselassie was the reigning world record holder at 10,m and the twice-defending world champion.

His main rival was cross-country champion Paul Tergat of Kenya. The two men dominated the final with Gebrselassie winning dramatically by just six metres.

This tense rivalry was repeated in Sydney, when Gebrselassie sensationally took gold with his very last stride. At the Athens Games, Gebrselassie finished 5th in the 10,m. After Athens, he concentrated on the half-marathon and the marathon, and soon became a specialist. He won many prestigious victories in the Berlin, Fukuoka and Dubai races. He even set a world record in the distance in At the Beijing Games, Haile Gebrselassie finished sixth in the marathon. It was won by Kenenisa Bekele, who is considered to be his distance-running heir.

Sport Athletics. Country Ethiopia. Born 18 Apr Olympic Games , , , Born to run As a child growing up on a farm in Ethiopia, Haile Gebrselassie ran 10 kilometres to school each day and another 10 kilometres back home. Great rivalry By Atlanta in , Gebrselassie was the reigning world record holder at 10,m and the twice-defending world champion.

A change of pace At the Athens Games, Gebrselassie finished 5th in the 10,m. Sydney Gebrselassie edges epic 10,m battle 25 Sep G

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haile gebrselassie biography

Haile Gebrselassie Is an Ethiopian athlete, who is the greatest long distance runner of all the time. He is an Olympic and world champion, Winning two Olympic gold medals at 10, meters and four world championships at the same distance. He has broken 61 Ethiopian records in the course of his career in distances from the m to the marathon. He has also set 27 World Records, ranging from the m to the marathon. He also widely considered one of the greatest distance runners of all time.

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He won two Olympic gold medals over 10, 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. Further to this, he won four world titles indoors and was the World Half Marathon Champion. Haile had major competition wins at distances between metres and the marathon , moving from outdoor, indoor and cross country running to road running in the latter part of his career. He broke 61 Ethiopian national records ranging from metres to the marathon, set 27 world records , and is regarded as one of the greatest distance runners in history. In September , at the age of 35, he won the Berlin Marathon with a world record time of , breaking his own world record by 27 seconds. The record stood for three years.

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