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THE NEED FOR WHITE HATS V. BLACK HATS

Last night’s Standard Charter Dubai Marathon showed in microcosm all the strengths as well as all the weaknesses confronting foot racing as public spectacle. From a purely athletic standpoint it was a terrific show with 23 year-old unknown… 1,190 more words

You know, I want to help my country. Definitely I can help them,...

You know, I want to help my country. Definitely I can help them, simply by winning races. Sure, they can follow my path to a good career. 31 more words

Haile Gebrselassie

Racing vs PBing - part two

In part one I wrote about how when athletes are racing they’re just looking to finish ahead of the rest of the field whereas for most of us we’re looking to get our fastest time possible and maybe even a PB. 1,295 more words

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Haile Gebrselassie's retirement

Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie announced his retirement from competitive running last weekend. His 2010 retirement proved short-lived, but now that he’s already 42 the decision is set to last. 440 more words

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Haile Gebrselassie: a Great African Athlete is Retiring

Ethiopia is known as the cradle of humanity, but also as one of the best stables for long distance runners in the world. Ethiopia has produced a lot of super stars of the long distance running, but one who stands out above all is… 269 more words

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