Haile Gebrselassie

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Haile Gebrselassie,

1973–, Ethiopian track athlete. Adept at both indoor and outdoor distance events as well as long-distance cross-country and marathon running, Haile won major races in distances ranging from the 1,500 m to the marathon. His first important win was the world championship in the 10,000-m race in 1993; he won the event again in 1995. He also won the gold medal in the 10,000-m race at the 1996 and 2000 Olympic games. After failing to medal at the 2004 Olympics, he specialized in the marathon, winning nine such races and setting world records in 2007 and 2008. During his long career Haile set more than 20 records.


See J. Denison, The Greatest (2004); B. Greenspan, dir., Endurance (film, 1998).

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But IGAD spokesman Hailemichael Gebreselassie denied any knowledge of the latest clashes, saying: "We haven't heard anything related to any incidents.
beaucoup moins que] Mes parents voulaient faire de moi un brillant etudiant, et moi je voulais devenir un grand athlete [beaucoup plus grand que], a explique l'Erythreen, qui porte a une lettre pres le patronyme du celebre Ethiopien Haile Gebreselassie, double champion olympique du 10.
People understand the glaring differences between those at the top, and workers who aren't making that much," said Tsedeye Gebreselassie, a staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project, which gets binding from unions and has supported the protests for pay of $ 15 an hour and unionization for low-wage workers.
I know that Gebreselassie has won here thrice and it will be nice to win a marathon which he has won.
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We are united and we saw that today with this huge crowd in the Teamsters hall for our first formal meeting," said Addis Gebreselassie, who has driven a cab in D.
For while this year's event comes with the justified tag-line of the "Greatest Half Marathon in History", it is the tens of thousands of joggers who provide the platform for Mo Farah, Hailie Gebreselassie, Tirunesh Dibaba et al to flaunt their world-class talent.
Double Olympic 10,000m champ Haile Gebreselassie will join athletics stars from across the globe to run in Glasgow.
Mo Farah, vainqueur de cette course de 10 km longtemps dominee par la legende ethiopienne, Haile Gebreselassie, a fait un chrono de 27 min 21 sec 71/100e, devancant le tenant du titre, l'autre Ethiopien Ibrahim Jeilan (27:22.
Gebreselassie wrote an amicus brief urging the court to find that Catsimatidis was an employer.
The newly launched plant is designed to assemble large trucks, stated Lieutenant Colonel Gebremedhin Gebreselassie, Manager of the Bishoftu Locomotive and Automotive Industry.
He had been asked to lead a parade of sporting greats that will include David Beckham and distance running legend Haile Gebreselassie.