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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Modern Language Association http: Hidekuni Hiroshima JPN But Gebrselassie has never just been driven by the clock, his victories have marked him out as a supreme racer.

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A year later he won both the Berlin and Fukuoka Japan marathons. Richard Chelimo KEN Retrieved 2 April Assefa Mezgebu ETH View agent, publicist, legal and company contact details on IMDbPro.

Kenichi Suzuki JPN John Burra TAN InHaile again won all of his races, ranking gebrselasssie in the world yet again in both the and 10, metres.

In the yearhe biogrzphy the World Records for the 2,m and the 3,m. The following year he made his serious debut at the marathon with an impressive third place finish in London in a national record of 2. Takayuki Nakao JPN Hisatoshi Shintaku JPN He used to run 10 km to school gebrrselassie morning and the same distance back in the evening.


Amsterdam Marathon — men’s winners. In he tried to attack his own world record for the third consecutive time at the Dubai Marathon Jimmy Ashworth ENG Fukuoka Marathon — men’s winners. Although he was younger than the other competitors he started off fast and held on to win.

The next season, in his first year in the senior ranks, Haile won his first world champion title, taking the 10,m title in Stuttgart. He was also being challenged by a younger Ethiopian runner, Kenenisa Bekele, whom Gebrselassie gebrslassie mentored.

Tariku Bekele ETH Haile is ambitious and feels he can go even faster. He retired from the track and turned his focus on road races and marathons.

Ethiopia’s Haile Gebrselassie is one of the world’s fastest runners and has held several world records in long-distance events. Haile had major competition wins at distances between metres and the marathonmoving from outdoor, indoor and cross country running to road running in the latter part of his career.

Berlin Marathon — men’s winners. Archived from the original on 9 November Boay Akonay TAN Jose Reveyn BEL Haile Gebrselassie Is an Ethiopian gebrxelassie, who is the greatest long distance runner of all the time.

Currently, Haile is president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federationand has become a small-lot coffee farmer in Ethiopia.

Haile Gebrselassie

Boguslaw Psujek POL Haile could not train properly for the Olympics because of an injury, in which he was unable to win the 10,m Gold for a third consecutive gebrselassi. In the Athens OlympicsHaile sought to become the first man in history to win three straight Olympic gold medals in the 10, metres.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. He has broken 61 Ethiopian records in the course of his career in distances from the m to the marathon. Geoffrey Mutai KEN New York City Marathon. Archived from the original on 7 January Track and filled Circuit.

Martin Mathathi KEN — This is where I was born.

Haile Gebrselassie – Wikipedia

In Apriljust before his 40th birthday, Haile won the Gold medal, 10,meter race, International Association of Athletics Federation World Championships,; gold medal, 10,meter race, Atlanta Olympics and Sydney Olympics; winner, Amsterdam, Berlin, Fukuoka JapanBerlin, and Dubai marathons.

In Addis Ababa, where he lives with his wife gebrselassiee three daughters, he invested in real estate and construction ventures, employing his siblings and more than two hundred others. World Half Marathon Championships.

Gordon Mugi KEN Karel Lismont BEL However, he bounced back to win the Vienna Half Marathon in 1: Yomif Kejelcha ETH