Michael Bautista wrote:
I thought I read it on the Athens 2004 website but I don't see it on Gebremarian's bio. So maybe in an article there or maybe somewhere else or I am mistaken. I am pretty sure I read something like that but maybe that was before Gebremariam trained with them? I think he probably just decided to go and train with them. What book are you talking about? The old Haile book, the new Haile book, or the Renato Canova book? I went to 2 bookstores yesterday and I couldn't find Haile's new book in both huge bookstores, but I found Suzy Favor Hamiltons book and bought it, it's good. I want to get Haile's book for Xmas. What meet/stadium are you talking about when you say Gebremariam was talking with Bekele? Tell me more about this workout, maybe I missed it in the thread I don't read all of this thread. When you say they said nothing about Berhanu and Tariku, who are you talking about when you say "they said nothing"?
I am talking about the new Gebrselassie book, The Greatest, by Jim Denison. Renato's book, I think, is on marathon training, unrelated to any specific elite runner's biography. The book can be ordered over Amazon. Just type author name or title.
The workout Denison described was one of three weekly track sessions by the Ethiopian squad at the team's national stadium outside Addis Abbaba.
4 x 1200 2:55
4 x 800 1:58-1:59
4 x 400 55
No recovery times were given, nor were specifics given (if it was run in "waterfall" fashion, etc.)
Afterwards in the parking lot there was a description of what the runners were doing. Haile was immediately on a cell phone talking business as he is very busy with all his businesses in Ethiopia. It said only that Gebre-egziabher Gebremariam and Kenenisa Bekele were in the parking lot after training talking about the new watches they had. I assume, then, that they are part of the training group.
Jim Denison, the author, never mentioned Dejene Berhanu or Tariku Bekele in the book.
Tariku emerged with that win over Tergat after the book went to print.