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Sunday, May 20, 2012
Legend of Athletics...
Haile Gebrselassie recorded the fastest 10,000m time in the world this year this morning
to win his fifth Bupa Great Manchester Run.
The Ethiopian, 39, clocked 27 minutes and 29 seconds to beat compatriots Tsegae Kebede and Ayele Abshero, and secure a fourth win in a row.
Gebrselassie missed out on selection for the London 2012 marathon, but may compete in the 10,000m event in which he has won two Olympic golds.
Gebrselassie will now run in Hengelo, Holland, next Sunday in a race which will double as the Ethiopian trials, with the top three set to be selected for the London Games. I for one sincerely hope we get the chance to see this legend of athletics compete on the big stage one more time.