HAILE GEBRSELASSIE NEWS

Ethiopia is on the cusp of a World Cup berth

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By GERALD IMRAY AP Sports Writer It once seemed inconceivable. Yet, Ethiopia is just two games from reaching the 2014 World Cup. This was a country that was the champion of African soccer in 1962. Ethiopia then fell off the soccer map for three decades. Civil war ravaged the country and famine killed nearly a half million people in the early 1980s. Sports...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Athletes back campaign vs. hunger

A group of Olympic athletes from around the world on Sunday urged international leaders to tackle child malnutrition rates in poor countries. Olympians including Ethiopian runner Tirunesh Dibaba and British long jumper Greg Rutherford, both gold medal winners at the London Games, were among athletes who wrote an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of a so-called &...
Via AP on Fox
August 12, 2012  |  Discuss

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

Britain makes history on Olympic 'Super Saturday'

In one unforgettable night for a nation, the Olympic Games and host Britain were the best they can be. Three British athletes winning three gold medals in Olympic Stadium in a delirious 44-minute spell produced the signature moment of the London Games. Barring catastrophe in the final week, this Saturday night of fever and fervor made sure the London Olympics will be remembered...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bekele shooting for another long-distance double

So much has gone wrong lately for Kenenisa Bekele. Yet there is this tantalizing possibility at the London Games: With one more gold medal, or two if he enters the 5,000 meters, he would probably sweep past Ethiopian compatriot Haile Gebrselassie as the greatest distance runner in history. Bekele, driven by intense pride, is coming back to defend his two long-distance Olympic titles...
Via AP on Fox
July 31, 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

Radcliffe chased by Gebrselassie at half marathon

Paula Radcliffe will get a head start of 7 minutes, 52 seconds on the Ethiopian great Haile Gebrselassie at a special half-marathon event in Vienna on Sunday. Radcliffe's advantage equals the difference between their personal bests over the 13.1-mile distance. It's her first race of the year, four months before the London Olympic marathon. ''I hope to be able to...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 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

Column: Should Gebrselassie say goodbye?

For two decades, Haile Gebrselassie enchanted fans of running with his mastery of the art.
Via MSNBC
March 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Column: Should Gebrselassie say goodbye?

For two decades, Haile Gebrselassie enchanted fans of running with his mastery of the art.
Via Sign on San Diego
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

Kenya's Kipyego wins Tokyo Marathon

TOKYO (AP) -Michael Kipyego of Kenya won the Tokyo Marathon on Sunday, pulling ahead of Haile Gebrselassie at the 38-kilometer mark for his first career victory.
Via MSNBC
February 25, 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 for Olympic time

BRUSSELS (AP) -Haile Gebrselassie will run in the Tokyo Marathon in February in a belated attempt to make the Ethiopian team for next year's London Olympics.
Via MSNBC
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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