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Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia breaks Marathon World Record

Written by Shirlene Alusa-Brown | October 1, 2008 | Leave a Comment

Haile Gebrselassie broke the Marathon World record (which he held) on Sunday in Berlin when he won the Berlin Marathon in 2:03:59 .  It would be the third time that he had participated in this particular marathon, making him the first man to win the Berlin marathon three times.  This is his 26th world record!

Mulu Seboka  also broke a world record by running her marathon in  2:29:05.  She won the Mumbai Marathon in India earlier this year.

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Ethiopia Names Olympics Track Team

Written by Kevin Johnson-Azuara | July 18, 2008 | Leave a Comment

On Monday one of Africa’s hopes for a large medal haul in the track events named its Olympics-bound squad. Ethiopia named a strong track team for the Beijing Olympics with world champions Kenenisa Bekele and Tirunesh Dibaba doubling up in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres races. The other significant development is the inclusion of multiple world record holder Haile Gebrselassie in the 10,000m.

Tirunesh Dibaba and Meselech Melkamu

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