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From Ethiopia, Haile & Manager Slam New York Times

From Ethiopia, Haile & Manager Slam New York Times

// When Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement, after pulling out of the 41st ING Marathon, it grabbed headlines. The Marathon world-record holder’s decision would be short-lived and a week later when Haile announced his return, it captured headlines once again. Haile had cited the injury he suffered just weeks prior to the [...]

He’s Back! It’s official, Haile Announces Return

He’s Back!  It’s official, Haile Announces Return

// Just a week after stunning the running world by announcing his retirement at the 41st ING New York City Marathon, world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie officially announced his return according to Ethiopia First. According to the report the announcement came at the Great Run in Nekemete, where Haile was an honorary guest.  The event [...]

That Was Fast! Ethiopia’s Haile Reconsiders Retirement

That Was Fast! Ethiopia’s Haile Reconsiders Retirement

// In our recent poll on Haile Gebrselassie’s retirement, the majority who voted and said this just wasn’t it for Haile might be right on! Even Haile’s Manager, Jos Hermens, had his doubts that this was the end. It can be said that Haile has a close relationship with Jos. In a past interview with running times Haile said of [...]

That Was Fast! Haile Reconsiders Retirement

That Was Fast! Haile Reconsiders Retirement

// In our recent poll on Haile Gebrselassie’s retirement, the majority who voted and said this just wasn’t it for Haile might be right on! Even Haile’s Manager, Jos Hermens, had his doubts that this was the end. It can be said that Haile has a close relationship with Jos. In a past interview with running times Haile said of [...]

Ethiopia: Haile’s Manager “I Think He Will Still Continue To Run…”

Ethiopia: Haile’s Manager “I Think He Will Still Continue To Run…”

// The 41st ING New York City Marathon was the day that saw legendary long-distance runner Haile Gebrselassie tearfully announce his retirement after suffering an injury and dropping out in the middle of the competition. Haile started experiencing pain in his right knee two weeks prior to the marathon and underwent an MRI just a day [...]

Ethiopia: Haile Retires, Gebre Finishes First at the ING New York City Marathon

Ethiopia: Haile Retires, Gebre Finishes First at the ING New York City Marathon

// On a crisp Sunday morning, The 41st ING New York City Marathon drew thousands of runners from all walks of life. They were prominent world athletes, unsung heroes, and every day people. Among the runners included Chilean miner Edison Pena and the current world record holder Haile Gebrselassie. Less than a month after surviving [...]

No retirement talk from the great Gebrselassie

No retirement talk from the great Gebrselassie

By Samson Haileyesus, Associated Press ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Fortunately for the New York City Marathon, Haile Gebrselassie won't even talk about retirement. The 37-year-old Ethiopian — widely considered the greatest distance runner ever — has set a host of world records, won two Olympics golds and captured eight world titles in events [...]

Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie wins the Great North Run

Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie wins the Great North Run

// Ethiopia's Haile Gebrselassie powered to an emphatic victory in his first Great North Run in Gateshead on Sunday. From, BBC News: The two-time Olympic 10,000m champion was unable to threaten the 2005 course record of 59 minutes 05 seconds. But the marathon world-record holder, 37, surged clear at halfway to win by a huge margin from [...]

Gebrselassie to make U.S. marathon debut in N.Y.

Gebrselassie to make U.S. marathon debut in N.Y.

(Source Universal Sports) Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia, the fastest marathoner in history, will make his long-awaited American debut at the distance in November in the ING New York City Marathon race organizers announced today. Gebrselassie, 37, joins defending champion Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. as runners announced for the elite men's [...]