Quote Of The Day
“I love them both, but you know Kenenisa [Bekele] is maybe more challenging. You look at his strength – his strength is being silent. So we had to use that strength and market him as the secret guy. Haile [Gebrselassie] gets energy from talking with you. Kenenisa loses energy. For Haile a press conference is fun, to meet people in the street is exciting. It’s like he’s taking your energy. With Kenenisa, he gives you his energy and is like, bleh.”
– Top running agent Jos Hermens talking about the difference between two of his greatest clients ever, Kenenisa Bekele and Haile Gebrselassie. Hermens said that Chicago was a “good wake-up call” for Bekele and made him realize he needed to train for the marathon differently.
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