Haile Gebrselassie

September 2009

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 time.
As a young schoolboy he got up
at six in the morning and ran
10 kilometres to the next village,
and back the same way in the afternoon.

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 time.
As a young schoolboy he got up
at six in the morning and ran
10 kilometres to the next village,
and back the same way in the afternoon.