Haile Gebrsalaisse

27'39" at 39 !

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20/05/2012 at 21:49

Pretty amazing run from Haile at Manchester 10K today - 27' 39" at age 39.

Assuming he continues as he is, the male 40 Vet long distance records are going to get seriously re-written during the next couple of years (and probably put out of reach for a very, very long time).

20/05/2012 at 22:37
Not bad for a retired geezer!
21/05/2012 at 05:57

Not bad at all !

21/05/2012 at 14:19

That's crazy, would like to see him on a parkrun

21/05/2012 at 15:38

Great run alright, destroyed the rest of the field including the current marathon world record holder, one of the guys selected for the Ethiopian Marathon team and the winner of the London 2010 marathon I believe.

But there's no way he's 39, he's definitely older than that.  Which makes his time even more impressive.

22/05/2012 at 06:25

Still think he's gonna get beaten by Paul Tergat in 2000 OG 10,000m, every time I  watch the footage,

23/05/2012 at 07:49

He's a legend

23/05/2012 at 08:26

What a run

23/05/2012 at 11:00

I remember that OG 10,000m Birkmyre - an incredible race between 2 of the all-time greats at the height of their powers.

Hard to believe it's 12 years ago now and makes Haile's recent 10k all the more remarkable - talk about longevity !

23/05/2012 at 21:16

David:12 years ago ! Yeah my younger son had just started Primary School in Aug 2000 and now he's in 5th Year and sitting his Highers.

Probably best ever 10,000m race I've seen.

 Mind you the 1983 World Championships 10,000m was a cracking race with 4 athletes all sprinting down the home straight.

29/05/2012 at 14:25

He didn't quite make it. It would have been great to see Haile in the London Olympics but he was only able to finish 7th in the 10,000m at Hengelo last Friday.

Having said that, he ran 27'20", which is pretty remarkable in itself and also shows the depth of talent Ethiopia has to choose from.

29/05/2012 at 19:53

can he do it on a wet Tuesday in December in Stoke though?

29/05/2012 at 21:13

  sevendaughers:Yes he could  I'd say

30/05/2012 at 06:17

I'd love to have seen the great man run in London Olympics this year.

30/05/2012 at 10:28

Yes - he should run in the Olympics just because he's a legend - could we at RW get a petition going?

31/05/2012 at 13:36

Even more remarkable performance if he's really 46!

31/05/2012 at 16:02

Thanks for the link Skaterboi, but surely, he can't really be in his mid-40's?

27'20" for a 39 year old is remarkable enough - but for a 46 year old !!

31/05/2012 at 19:18

46 ? Surely not !!!

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