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Gebrselassie, Haile

Born: 1973 AD
Currently alive, at 42 years of age.
Nationality: Ethiopian
Categories: Track and Field Athlete

1973 – Born on April 18th in Asella, Arsi Province, Ethiopia. Ethiopian long-distance track athlete.

1992 – Won the 5,000m and 10,000m races at the World Junior Championships.

1994 – Running a 12:56.96 in the 5,000m, he set his first world record.

1996 – He won a gold medal in Olympic 10,000-meter run.

2004-2006 – Haile, who had retired from track racing after his quest for a third Olympic 10,000-m gold came up short, ran the fastest marathon of the year.

2007 – Set a half-marathon world record of 58 min 55 sec in January, but when he targeted the marathon record in London in April, he finished a disappointing ninth in 2 hr 9 min 5 sec.