Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian athlete who is considered by many as the greatest long-distance runners of all time. He has to his credit two Gold Olympic. Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian distance runner. He was born in the city of Bekoji, in the Arsi region of central Ethiopia. In the m. Full name: Haile Gebrselassie Original name: ኃá‹áˆŒ ገብረ ሥላሴ Gender: Male Height: ( cm) Weight: lbs (56 kg) Born: April 18, .

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Haile Gebrselassie Is an Haaile athlete, who is the greatest long distance runner of all the time. He is an Olympic and world champion, Winning two Olympic gold medals at 10, meters and four world championships at the same distance.

He has broken 61 Biogdaphy records in the course of his career in distances from the m to the marathon. He has also set 27 World Records, ranging from the m to the marathon.

He also widely considered one of the greatest distance runners of all time. He used haille run 10 km to school every morning and hhaile same distance back in the evening. Haile said his first race gebrselassif a 1, meter school race.

Although he was younger than the other competitors he started off fast and held on to win. He then decided to concentrate more on running.


Soon his talent was spotted and he was asked to try for the Ethiopian national athletics team. Haile gained international recognition in when he won the meter and 10, meter races at the Junior World Championships in Seoul, and a silver medal in the junior race at the World Cross Country Championships.

The next season, in his first year in the senior ranks, Haile won his first world champion title, taking the 10,m title in Stuttgart. He went on to win four consecutive world titles at this distance in 93, 95, 97 and his final world 10, m title in at Seville. Inhe continued his dominance on the track and lowered the world record for both the 5,m and 10,m.

haile gebrselassie biography

In the Atlanta Olympics, he easily won the Gold in the 10,m which he defended successfully at the Sydney Olympics as well. With his performances, he had made Ethiopia, one of the running superpowers in the egbrselassie of Athletics.

In the yearhe broke the World Records for the 2,m and the 3,m. In andHaile was gebrselassje defeated in even a single race. Haile could not train properly for the Olympics because of an injury, in which he was unable to win the 10,m Gold for a third consecutive time.

He retired from the track and turned his focus on road races and marathons.


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He was very successful in this as well as he went on to set new records and win marathons around the biograpyh in places like Fukuoka, Berlin, Dubai and Amsterdam. At age 40, Haile was still able to win races. In Apriljust before his 40th birthday, Haile won the In Apriljust before his 40th birthday, Haile won the Vienna half marathon in a time of 1 hour one minute.

He was asked by the guardian, how he manages to retain the enthusiasm to keep training and racing into gebrselassje 40th year, Haile replied. All athletes need three things: He has been successful in every distance that he has run in. Without a doubt, he has been the one of the most versatile and successful athletes in the history of athletics.

World championshipsStuttgart, Germany won 10,M. World championshipsGothenburg, Sweden won 10,M. World indoor championshipsParis, France won 3,M. World championshipsAthens, Greece, biographh 10,M.

World indoor championshipsMaebashi, Japan won M and 3,M. World championshipsSeville, Spain won 10,M. Olympic GamesSydney, Australia, won 10,M. World Half Marathon championshipsBristol England. World indoor championshipsBirmingham, England won 3,M.

Track and filled Circuit. Golden LeagueEurope, Jackpot winner. Grand Prix Final ,Moscow, Russia won metres. World record and performances.