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Haile Gebrselassie Biography

Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian long-distance track and road running athlete. Haile gained international recognition in 1992 when he won the 5000-metre and 10,000-metre races at the 1992 Junior World Championships in Seoul and a silver medal in the junior race at the World Cross Country Championships. The next year, in 1993, Haile won the first of what would eventually be four consecutive world championships titles in the men's 10,000 metres at the 1993, 1995, 1997, and 1999 World Championships. Later that year he set his first world record by running a 12:56.96 in the 5,000-metres, breaking Saïd Aouita's record by two seconds. n June 1998, in Hengelo, Netherlands, Haile set a 10,000 metres world record 26:22.75, breaking Paul Tergat's world record 26:27.85. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he became the third man in history to successfully defend an Olympic 10,000 metres title. In 2001, Haile won the IAAF World half marathon and the bronze medal in the 10,000 metres at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics. In the 2004 Athens Olympics, Haile sought to become the first man in history to win three straight Olympic gold medals in the 10,000 metres. He won theBerlin 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 2001 World Half Marathon Champion. He broke 61 Ethiopian National Records ranging from 800 meters to the marathon, set 27 world records, and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners in history. In September 2008, at the age of 35, he won the Berlin Marathon with a world record time of 2:03:59, breaking his own world record by 27 seconds. His profile is nothing if not amazing.

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5 Olympians who defied all odds to glory
5 Olympians who defied all odds to glory
Some stories from Olympics that scream loudly at mankind the message that nothing is impossible.
Key to success is being disciplined and focused, says ADHM 2015 event ambassador Keninesa Bekele
Key to success is being disciplined and focused, says ADHM 2015 event ambassador Keninesa Bekele
The World and Olympic record holder (5,000 metres and 10,000 metres) from Ethiopia is in the capital to motivate elite athletes and to encourage amateur runners during the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2015 on Sunday, 29 November 2015 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
The 5 most iconic runners of all time
The 5 most iconic runners of all time
We pick 5 of the most iconic running names, across distances.
2014: The Year in Review
2014: The Year in Review
If 2012 was the year I started finding myself, 2013 was the year that I found wings and started learning how to fly. As is the case with many young hatchlings, they try to fly away too far too soon. … Continue reading →
Interview with Haile Gebreselassie - "Winning 10,000m gold at Sydney Olympics is my favourite moment"
Interview with Haile Gebreselassie - "Winning 10,000m gold at Sydney Olympics is my favourite moment"
Interview with Haile Gebreselassie - "Winning the 10000m Gold medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympics in a thrilling finish is definitely my favourite moment"
Adidas presents Haile Gebrselassie at Bengaluru Marathon Expo
Adidas presents Haile Gebrselassie at Bengaluru Marathon Expo
Adidas presents Haile Gebrselassie at Bengaluru Marathon Expo
Haile Gebrselassie to be part of the Bengaluru Marathon
Haile Gebrselassie to be part of the Bengaluru Marathon
Haile Gebrselassie Bangalore, 13th October, 2014: 27 World Records, 4 World Championships, 2 gold medals and still running- one of the greatest lo ...
They fought and won - Sportsmen who overcame asthma
They fought and won - Sportsmen who overcame asthma
Ethiopian Gebrselassie wins Vienna half marathon
Ethiopian Gebrselassie wins Vienna half marathon
Strong field for Mumbai Marathon, King Haile is event ambassador
Strong field for Mumbai Marathon, King Haile is event ambassador
International athletes motivate citizens before Mumbai Marathon
International athletes motivate citizens before Mumbai Marathon
Haile Gebrselassie named event ambassador for Mumbai Marathon
Haile Gebrselassie named event ambassador for Mumbai Marathon
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