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 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.

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.