Haile Gebrselassie

Haile Gebrselassie

September 13, 2023

WTW: Mo Farah Has Retired - Where Does He Rank Amongst the All-Time Distance Greats?

The Brits say he's their greatest ever but might he actually be behind Paul Tergat? Plus let's hope Addy Wiley takes a lesson from the Mo Farah playbook.
August 17, 2020

25 Years Later: A Look Back At One of the Greatest Nights in Distance Running History

At the 1995 Weltklasse Zürich meet, Moses Kiptanui became the first man under 8:00 in the steeplechase and Haile Gebrselassie took over 10 seconds off the 5,000m world record.  It was the Golden Age of one of Europe's finest meets. A quarter century later, those who were there reflect on the famous night.
August 06, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Watched the 1993 World Championship 5,000

In one of distance running's greatest efforts, Kenya's Ismael Kirui ran 13:02 from the front to hold off Haile Gebrselassie and avenge his brother's controversial Olympic defeat to Khalid Skah.
July 09, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Watched the Greatest Marathon Ever -- 2002 London

Eighteen years ago, the three men who held the marathon WR from 1999 to 2011 - Geb, Tergat and Khannouchi - sparred on the streets of London in an epic race and Paula Radcliffe announced herself as a marathon star. It was the marathon's greatest day.
April 24, 2019

Haile Gebrselassie Fires Back At Mo Farah, Accuses Him of “Disgraceful Conduct,” Says Sir Mo Was Reported For Attacking A “Married Athlete” In Hotel Gym

Gebrselassie also said Farah refused to pay his $3,000 room bill and that Farah avoided a criminal charge for the alleged attack only after Gebrselassie’s intervention.
April 24, 2019

Mo Farah Really Wants You to Know He Was Burglarized at Haile Gebrselassie's Hotel

Farah lost a sentimental watch, two phones and over $3,200 in cash. He was very annoyed with Gebrselassie for not doing anything or responding to his many text messages. *MB: Mo Farah says someone stole money & jewelry from his bag while he was staying at Haile G's hotel in Ethiopia
November 16, 2018 Goes to Ethiopia, Day 1: Arrival in Addis Ababa, Meeting Haile G, & a Run-In with the Ethiopian Military

We waited 18 years to set foot in Ethiopia but once we were here it was only a matter of hours before got to talk to the great Haile Gebrselassie. He held court with some studly friends from Eritrea, Stephen Kiprotich and Zersenay Tadesse. Thankfully, we didn't anger the Ethiopian military too much after a classic American tourist gaffe.
September 21, 2017

World Record History: A Look Back At The Men's Marathon World Records Set in Berlin

The last six world records in the men's marathon (and 7 of the last 9) have all been set in Berlin. We take a look back at those historic races.
December 31, 2016

2016 LRC Year-End Rankings, Men's Marathon: Eliud Kipchoge Caps a Historic Year as World #1 as Breakout Marathon Star Galen Rupp Leads the Americans

LRC supervisitor David Graham has rolled out his 2016 world rankings plus plenty more thoughts on the year in men's marathoning. Obviously the great Kipchoge is #1, but where does Rupp rank?
November 15, 2016

Haile Gebrselassie Reflects On Athens Marathon, Life As A Fun Runner And His New Role As Ethiopian Athletics President

Geb also shares what he thinks is the greatest and worst races of his life and his opinion on the potential for a sub-2 hour marathon.
September 28, 2016

LRC Debate: After Berlin Who is the Greatest of All-Time - Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie or Mo Farah?

The LRC "brains" may have reached a rare consensus.
December 15, 2015

The High School Season Ends With A Bang At Foot Lockers, The Dallas Marathon Impresses, Galen Rupp Blitzes A Holiday Half, Bill Walton & Meb, And Ryan Hall's Olympic Chances

The high school season came to a close with a bang at Foot LockersGalen Rupp ran a really good half marathon at a holiday fun run, while the rest of the American pros congregated at the Dallas Marathon for the most impressive American starting line of the year. A holiday treat.
October 30, 2015

10 Minutes With Legend Haile Gebrselassie: Geb Reveals How He'd Beat Mo Farah - "I'd finish him early" - As He's Inducted in NYRR Hall of Fame with Paul Tergat, Paula Radcliffe and Tegla Loroupe

It doesn't get any better than Thursday in NYC for LRCers as Haile Gebrselassie, Paul Tergat, Paula Radcliffe and Tegla Loroupe were all in one room.
October 28, 2015

Wednesday AM In NYC: Meet Haile Gebrselassie, Wilson Kipsang And Jen Rhines At New York Running Company Shoe Store

From 8AM to 10AM, meet these three marathon greats for autographs, a shake-out run and breakfast.
May 12, 2015

Matthew Maton Goes Sub-4, Bernard Lagat Sets AR And MWR, Haile G Calls It Quits, Emily Sisson Nearly Laps The Field, And Microdose All You Want

What a week it was: Matthew Maton became the 6th high school sub-4, Haile Gebrselassie ended a tremendous career that was 7 years longer than, Bernard Lagat tied an American record and set a masters world record, 4 state 2-mile records fell in one race, and Emily Sisson nearly lapped the entire Big East.

May 11, 2015

RRW: Halie Gebrselassie Announces Retirement (Again)

"I am retiring from competitive running, not from running. You cannot stop running, this is my life."