Sunday, October 31, 2010

Haile Gebrselasse skips competition when strong athletes appear, says Manager

After setting two dozen world records and winning two Olympic gold medals on the track at 10,000 meters, Gebrselassie has lately raced marathons in an engineered manner intended to foster more record runs — using pacesetters on flat courses, avoiding throngs of top challengers, competing less against other runners than against the clock, essentially running time trials instead of conventional races. “I have a lot of respect for him, but he never faces anyone,” Federico Rosa, Wanjiru’s Italian manager, said of Gebrselassie. “He doesn’t like to face other strong athletes. When he does, he has trouble. Click here to read more.


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