Monday, January 16, 2006
Gebrselassie shatters two records
Hail to the chief, he's simply the best!
Haile Gebrselassie broke Paul Tergat's 20km world record. Long-distance legend Haile Gebrselassie broke the world half-marathon record by a remarkable 21 seconds in Arizona.
The 32-year-old Ethiopian clocked a time of 58 minutes 55 seconds running the second half of the Rock 'N' Roll Arizona marathon.
Gebrselassie, twice Olympic 10,000m champion, also broke the 20km record en route, the 20th time in his career he has set a world mark.
"These are my first in America," he said. "It's a little special to me."
Gebrselassie shatters two records (BBC Sport) Jan 15, 2006