Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Haile to run half-marathon at the inaugural Great Birmingham Run this month

Former marathon world record holder Haile Gebrselassie, 38 of Ethiopia will make a come back run in half marathon at the inaugural Great Birmingham Run, England on the 23rd of this month, his first race since he DNF at the Berlin Marathon on the 25th of last month.

Haile was the 2001 World Half Marathon champion (1:00:03 Bristol, UK) and has a Personal Best of 58:55 ( ex WR, Phoenix , USA 2006) which makes him the 3rd fastest half marathon runner of all time after the late Sammy Wanjiru (KEN) (58:33 Den Haag 2007) and Zersenay Tadesse of Eritrea (58:23 WR Lisbon 2010)

His previous race in half marathon was at the Vienna City Marathon last April when he won in a course record of 1:00:18.

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