Haile Gebrselassie

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Birthday
18, 1973
Birthplace
Asella, Ethiopia
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
18, 1973 (age 46)
Birthplace
Asella, Ethiopia

About

Ethiopian running legend who won 10,000 meter gold medals at the 1996 and 2000 Summer Olympics, as well as several World Championship gold medals.

Before Fame

He had to run 10 kilometers to and from school as a child.

Trivia

He set a world record marathon time with 2:03:59 at the 2008 Berlin Marathon.

Family Life

He got married to Alem Gebrselassie in 1996.

Associated With

He won the 10,000 meter Olympic gold in 2000; Mo Farah would accomplish the same feat twelve years later.