HAILE GEBRSELASSIE RUMORS

Haile Gebrselassie forced to rethink farewell

Haile Gebrselassie was hoping for a farewell race and one last shot at an Olympic gold medal in the marathon. The 39-year-old distance running great and former world record-holder won't get the chance after failing to make Ethiopia's team, denying him a swan song at the London Games. Gebrselassie says he is unlikely to run the marathon at next year's world championships...
Via AP on Fox
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie fails to qualify for 10,000 in London

Haile Gebrselassie failed to qualify for the 10,000 meters at the London Games on Sunday, finishing outside the top two of the Ethiopian qualifiers at the FBK Games. Gebrselassie had already failed to make it among the marathon qualifiers and had a fleeting hope he could go through in the 10,000, where he won gold in 1996 and 2000. Tariku Bekele won Sunday's race. Brother Kenenisa...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie beats Radcliffe in half-marathon race

Haile Gebrselassie won a special half-marathon event ahead of the Vienna City Marathon Sunday after chasing Paula Radcliffe, who started the race 7 minutes, 52 seconds earlier. The Ethiopian great overtook Radcliffe after 9.5 miles and finished in an unofficial time of 1 hour, 52 seconds. Radcliffe, who timed 1:12:03, planned to use the exhibition event as preparation for the Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Should Gebrselassie say goodbye?

For two decades, Haile Gebrselassie enchanted fans of running with his mastery of the art. Because he is such a rare athlete, because of his infectious joie de vivre and because he is an all-around admirable guy, it's now somewhat stressful to see him age. The wear and tear of a life that started on a poor, Ethiopian farm are making the double Olympic champion and four-time...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Kipyego wins Tokyo for first marathon victory

Michael Kipyego of Kenya surged ahead of Haile Gebrselassie with 21/2 miles left Sunday to win the Tokyo Marathon for his first career victory.
Via ESPN
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Kenya's Michael Kipyego wins Tokyo Marathon

Michael Kipyego of Kenya surged ahead of Haile Gebrselassie with 2 1/2 miles left Sunday to win the Tokyo Marathon for his first career victory.
Via Sign on San Diego
February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie takes first in 15K Netherlands race

Haile Gebrselassie has won a 15-kilometer race in the Netherlands, an indication his fitness is returning after his recovery from respiratory problems that forced him to drop out of the Berlin Marathon two months ago.
Via ESPN
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie wins 15-kilometer race in Netherlands

Haile Gebrselassie has won a 15-kilometer race in the Netherlands, an indication his fitness is returning after his recovery from respiratory problems that forced him to drop out of the Berlin Marathon two months ago.
Via Universal Sports
November 20, 2011  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie to run Tokyo in bid for Olympics

Haile Gebrselassie will run in the Tokyo Marathon in February in an attempt to make the Ethiopian team for next year's London Olympics.
Via ESPN
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie to run in Tokyo Marathon

Former world record holder Haile Gebrselassie will run in February's Tokyo Marathon as he looks to qualify for the 2012 Olympics, Japanese organisers said on Friday.
Via Universal Sports
November 17, 2011  |  Discuss
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