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.
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