Haile
Gebrselassie

September 2009
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Haile Gebrselassie

“What pushes me forward
is the desire to accomplish
something new, to surprise
people.”

Haile, with 27 world records,
is one of the greatest long-
distance runners of all times.
As a young schoolboy he got up
at 6 in the morning and ran
10 kilometers to the next village,
and then in the afternoon
back the same way.