Haile Gebrselassie

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopian running legend, dies at 72

Miruts Yifter, Ethiopian running legend, dies at 72

His 5,000 and 10,000 metres double at the 1980 Moscow Olympics inspired a generation of runners, most notably Haile Gebrselassie.

Dec 24, 2016, 09:48 AM IST
Beijing World Athletics Championships: Mo Farah into history books after defending 10,000m title

Beijing World Athletics Championships: Mo Farah into history books after defending 10,000m title

Mo Farah etched his name in the pantheon of middle distance running greats and put a tough season opening behind him Saturday when he defended his 10,000m title at the world championships in Beijing.

Aug 22, 2015, 20:16 PM IST

Kenya marathon stars march for peace

John Kelai became a runner to escape a hard and dangerous life in northern Kenya, where three of his uncles were killed in armed cattle raids when he was a teenager.

Aug 02, 2015, 08:54 AM IST
New Ethiopian star Almaz Ayana targets world record in Beijing

New Ethiopian star Almaz Ayana targets world record in Beijing

Almaz Ayana has been left astonished by her own success as she looks poised to become the latest Ethiopian distance runner to challenge the record books.

May 18, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

Gebrselassie announces retirement for second time

Ethiopian legend Haile Gebrselassie on Sunday announced his retirement from competitive running following a career spanning 25 years after finishing 16th in the Great Manchester Run.

May 11, 2015, 02:45 AM IST
Haile Gebrselassie aiming for sixth Manchester win

Haile Gebrselassie aiming for sixth Manchester win

Haile Gebrselassie, one of the all-time great distance runners, will be aiming to win the 10,000 metres Great Manchester Run road race for a sixth time when he competes at this year`s event on Sunday, May 10.

Apr 17, 2015, 21:19 PM IST
Kenenisa Bekele sets sights on Marathon gold in Rio

Kenenisa Bekele sets sights on Marathon gold in Rio

Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder over 5,000 and 10,000 metres, is aiming for Marathon gold at the 2016 Olympics, although the Ethiopian on Sunday said he could yet switch back to a shorter distance at the Rio de Janeiro games.

Dec 14, 2014, 18:44 PM IST
Legendary Haile Gebrselassie to flag off Bangalore Marathon

Legendary Haile Gebrselassie to flag off Bangalore Marathon

Haile Gebrselassie, one of the greatest long distance runners in the world, will flag off Bengaluru Marathon on October 19 at the Kanteerava Stadium here.

Oct 15, 2014, 13:51 PM IST

Mo Farah edged out by Kenenisa Bekele in `thrilling` Great North Run

Olympic champion Mo Farah was chased down by winner Ethiopia`s Kenenisa Bekele in the last 400 m of the Great North Run for a thrilling sprint finish in a great finale.

Sep 16, 2013, 10:01 AM IST

Gebrselassie backs Farah to target `golden treble` at 2016 Rio Olympics

Veteran Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrselassie has backed British Olympic champion Mo Farah to target a golden treble at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Sep 15, 2013, 17:37 PM IST

Don`t switch to marathon, Gebrselassie tells Farah

Athletics great Haile Gebrselassie warned Britain`s double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah on Friday not to make a premature switch from the track to the marathon.

Sep 14, 2013, 10:08 AM IST

Farah says being written off by legend Haile Gebrselassie drove him to London 2012 success

As Britain`s double 2012 Olympic champion Mo Farah turns his attention to the 10,000m gold at the World Championships on Saturday, the 30-year-old has revealed that being written off by legend Haile Gebrselassie inspired him at London 2012.

Aug 10, 2013, 11:36 AM IST

Boxing champ Ali to lead host of stars in Olympics opening ceremony

Boxing hero Muhammad Ali has been asked to lead a parade of sporting greats that will include David Beckham and distance running legend Haile Gebrselassie in the Olympics ceremony.

Jul 25, 2012, 10:27 AM IST

Gebrselassie to make final 10,000 metres bow

Twice Olympic and four-times world 10,000 metres champion Haile Gebrselassie plans to run his final competitive track race over the distance in Hengelo, Netherlands, next month.

Apr 16, 2012, 21:40 PM IST

Clock ticks for Gebrselassie and Radcliffe

Sunday`s race is the third time only that both the men`s and women`s world holders have started the same race.

Sep 24, 2011, 10:04 AM IST

Gebrselassie announces retirement

Ethiopian world marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement on Sunday after dropping out of his first New York City marathon.

Nov 08, 2010, 08:56 AM IST

Gebrselassie announces retirement

Ethiopian world marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement on Sunday after dropping out of his first New York City marathon.

Nov 08, 2010, 08:56 AM IST

Gebrselassie targets 2:02 marathon

World marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie predicted on Monday he would become the first man to clock two hours two minutes over 42.195 kms.

Apr 27, 2010, 09:24 AM IST

Gebrselassie targets 2:02 marathon

World marathon record holder Haile Gebrselassie predicted on Monday he would become the first man to clock two hours two minutes over 42.195 kms.

Apr 27, 2010, 09:24 AM IST

Gebrselassie maintains Berlin domination

Haile Gebrselassie won the Berlin marathon for the fourth straight year on Sunday but the Ethiopian failed to break his own world record after fading in the warm weather towards the end of the race.

Sep 20, 2009, 20:21 PM IST