Friday, May 25, 2012
Last chance for Haile to make a 4th Olympic appearance when he runs in Hengelo over 10,000m Sunday
Haile Gebrselassie, 39, of Ethiopia, regarded by many as the world's greatest distance runner, is taking his last opportunity to seek a ticket to his 4th Olympic apearance in London when he starts at the 10,000m track mark at the 30th Fanny Blankers-Koen Games in Hengelo, Holland this Sunday 27 May in a field of strong contenders.
Halie had won 2 Olympic gold medals over 10,000m in 1996 (Atlanta) and 2000 (Sydney) and he ran his PB of 26:22.75 right here in Hengelo in 1998.
He is feeling confident coming back to this sentimental city where he had set 4 world records and he had just won the Bupa Great Manchester Run of 10km on the road in a world leading time of 27:39 last Sunday.