Haile Gebrselassie was born 18 April, 1973 in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia. He is an Olympic and world champion. Winning two Olympic gold medals at 10,000 metres, and four world championships at the same distance.
He has won major titles at all distances from 1500 metres to the marathon. During his career, he broke 27 world records and is widely considered one of the greatest distance runners of all time. Although he is still a keen runner, he has announced plans to enter into politics to help his country, Ethiopia move forward. In this short video captured in New York a show held by Adidas Haile being approached by a random guy where as soon as he spoke to him in Amharic ( Ethiopian main Language) , Haile was really surprised on hearing his fluency in Amharic.
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Haile GuebreSelassie at Sydney Marathon 2000
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