Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie

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Haile Gebrselassie
Height 1.65M
Weight 56.00 kg
Nationality Ethiopian
Born Apriil 18, 1973 at Arssi, Ethiopia





Haile Gebrselassie is an Ethiopian long distance runner.

Career highlights

  • Set 15 world records and world bests.
  • Record holder at 20000m and 1 Hour; Marathon; 10k road.
  • Former world record holder at 5000 and 10000 (outdoor) and 5000 (indoor).
  • Unbeaten at 10000 since 1993 until 2008
  • Unbeaten, at 5000 since 1996 and at 3000 since 1994.
  • African Games: 1993 ( 2nd, 5000m & 3rd, 10,000m).
  • Won twice GP 3000. Named "athlete of the year 1998" by the International Athletic Foundation (IAF). IAAF Road Relay Team Championships: 1994 (2nd).
  • National Championships: 2001 (1st, Half Marathon).

Personal bests

Personal Best - Outdoor
Event Performance Place Date
1500M 3:33.73 Stuttgart June 6,1999
One Mile 3:52.39 Gateshead June 27, 1999
2000M 4:56.1 Bruxelles Aug. 22, 1997
3000M 7:25.09 Bruxelles Aug. 28, 1998
Two Miles 8:01.08 Hengelo May 31, 1997
5000M 12:39.36 Helsinki 13/06/1998
10,000 26:22.75 Hengelo June 1, 1998
10K 27:02 Doha Dec. 11, 2002
15K 41:38 Nijmegen Nov. 11, 2001
20,000 56:26.0 Ostrava 27/06/2007
20K 55:48 Phoenix, AZ Jan. 15, 2006
One Hour 21.285 Ostrava June 27, 2007
Half Marathon 58:55 Phoenix, AZ Jan. 15, 2006
25 Kilometres 1:11:37 Alphen aan den Rijn March 12, 2006
30 Kilometres 1:28:01 Dubai Jan. 18, 2008
Marathon 2:03:59 Berlin Sept. 28, 2008
Personal Best - Indoor
Event Performance Place Date
800M 1:49.35 Dortmund Feb. 9, 1997
1000M 2:20.3 Stuttgart Feb. 1, 1998
1500Ms 3:31.76 Stuttgart Feb. 1, 1998
2000M 4:52.86 Birmingham 15/02/1998
3000M 7:26.15 Karlsruhe 25/01/1998
Two Miles 8:04.69 Birmingham 21/02/2003
5000M 12:50.38 Birmingham 14/02/1999
10 Miles Road 44:53 Tempe, AZ 15/01/2006

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