Haile Gebrselassie retires

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Haile Gebrselassie retires

Post by pal155 » Sun May 10, 2015 11:55 pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/32680723

If not the finest, one of the very best athletes of all time, mutli talented, multi distance and always with great grace, panache, softly spoken & very humble.

27 world records held at times over varying distances with a style of his own, never one to let others work in races always working, in his unique style, with his folded arm, (from running 10miles to school carrying his books).

A legend.
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Re: Haile Gebrselassie retires

Post by wilko » Tue May 12, 2015 9:11 pm

Went to the Paris World Championships in 2003 and saw him win 10000m silver behind Kenenisa Bekele in about 26:50. Terrific race from both runners - the greatest pair of distance runners to step on a track.

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