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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We are struggling from all the traveling,' admitted Yemen's Ethiopian coach Abraham Mebrato Gebreselassie.
I remember when I raced against Bekele and (Haile) Gebreselassie, Bekele went so hard on that downhill part.
These aren't only teens trying to make some pocket money," senior staff attorney at the National Employment Law Project Tsedeye Gebreselassie told the Associated Press.
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If I was on the selection committee my first choice would be Kenenisa," Gebreselassie told AFP.
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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.