HAILE GEBRSELASSIE RUMORS

Gebrselassie elected president of Ethiopian track federation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie was elected president of the Ethiopian Athletics Federation on Saturday after saying the sport in his country had been ''stained'' by doping allegations and he wanted to ''clear that up.'' The two-time Olympic champion in the 10,000 meters received nine of the 15 votes in a ballot of Ethiopia's regional athletics...
Via Associated Press
November 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie, other athletes protest at Ethiopia federation

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Distance running great Haile Gebrselassie was part of a group of athletes who protested against the Ethiopian track federation on Tuesday. The athletes were protesting the federation's selection process for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Gebrselassie was part of a group of more than 100 athletes who gathered outside the National Stadium in Addis Ababa...
Via Associated Press
June 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Can anybody slow down distance runner Mo Farah?

On the first day of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, Mo Farah looked utterly dominant as he cruised to yet another victory in the Men's 10,000 meter race, capping a summer of successful racing and training amid accusations against his coach Alberto Salazar.  With 500 meters to go in what was destined to be a hotly contested final lap, Mo Farah took control of the race...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champ Gebrselassie retires from competitive running

Haile Gebrselassie isn't going to stop running, he's just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, a two-time Olympic champion at 10,000 meters and a multiple world-record holder at distances up to the marathon, announced his decision to retire on Sunday after competing in the Great Manchester Run. And to underline his desire to keep going, he ran the 10-kilometer course...
Via Associated Press
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Gebrselassie gives up competitions, won't stop running

Haile Gebrselassie isn't going to stop running, he's just going to stop racing. The 42-year-old Ethiopian great, a two-time Olympic champion at 10,000 meters and a multiple world-record holder at distances up to the marathon, announced his decision to retire on Sunday after competing in the Great Manchester Run. And to underline his desire to keep going, he ran the 10-kilometer course...
Via Associated Press
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss
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