Don't miss your opportunity to help us interview one of the world's greatest runners - we're giving you the chance to ask the questions when we quiz Haile Gebrselassie in the pages of Runner's World
In his staggering career, 36-year-old Haile Gebrselassie has dominated the world of running with success in track, cross-country and on the road. Gebrselassie's remarkable career started at 15, when he ran his first marathon in Addis Ababa wearing street shoes - and pulled off a time of 2:48.
The supremely versatile Ethiopian has since conquered distances from 1500m to the marathon and has notched up 27 world records as well as a huge haul of World Championship medals. Gebrselassie also has two Olympic golds (10,000m at Athens and Sydney) and has twice been Men's Track and Field Athlete of the Year. After leaving the track behind, he decided to focus on the marathon and has been recording stunning times ever since. In 2008's Berlin Marathon, Gebrselassie beat his own world record by 27 seconds to become the first man to dip under 2:04.
Now we're giving you the chance to pose your questions to Haile Gebrselassie. Whether you want to know more about his world-beating training regime, unlock the secrets behind Ethiopia's dominance of distance running or discover the proudest moment of his long career, just submit your questions via this page before April 23.
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Unfortunately, we won't have time to put all your questions to the great man himself, but we'll do our very best!
Your questions and Gebrselassie's answers will appear in the August issue of Runner's World.
Hi Haile Gebrselassie, my husband and I are huge fan of yours.
My question to you is: What is your weekly training like, if you are training
for a marathon? Karen Samuel.
I am avid fan of yours and deeply respectful of what you have achieved both on and off the athletics scene. I am going to be cheeky and ask 3 questions in the hope that you may answer one of them; so here goes:
What are your top tips for runners training for, running in and recovering from a marathon? (1 for each please)
Secondly, many runners seem to fear/dread the taper before a marathon, how do you cope with yours (assuming that you do taper).
Finally, what has been your greatest achievement to date (not necessarily running)?
Hello Haile-thank you very much for taking the time to answer questions on this forum.
Your achievements over the years are amazing and I would like to ask you whether you think it will be possible again for British long-distance runners to challenge the very best in the world at distances of 5K upwards ?
The bar has been raised so high by you and those you have inspired that sub-13 and sub-27 are now required in order to challenge the very best.How do you think the most talented,aspiring UK runners can develop themselves to run so incredibly fast ?
Another big fan of you and I have the utmost respects for all your achievements. My question is regarding nutrition: What do you eat during the most intense phases of your training, both for fuel and for recovery?
I raced against you in London but unfortunately you beat me
Anyway, here's my question - what pace do you run your long runs at?
Best wishes from a huge fan
All Hail the Haile sorry bad i know!! but you are a legend
anyways my question is:-
Do you have any post/pre match must do routines?
Apologies for any confusion - to submit your questions for Haile please click on the links above or go straight to the following page: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/comp/Comp.asp?C=172
Also submitted via that link...
Say for example you are only allowed to do one "quality" session per week. What session do you do?
Will You come for Olympic Games - London 2012 , I hope Yes
As marathon runners we are advised to take on nutrition in the form of gels/drinks etc during a race. However, I never seem to witness the pros (such as yourself) take anything more than a quick drink when I watch the television coverage!!!!!
What do you tend to take on during a race and at what time/distance?
Michael Rix - Farnham Runners
When do you think we will see a sub 2:00 hour marathon and do you think you will accomplish this in your career?
i love the way everyone's ignored Alice from RW clearly saying mid way down this link that you have to submit your questions elsewhere!
Sort it out people
What's your favourite colour?
Do you think people are trying to be funny, or just are just completey unobservant posting questions here when they've clearly been told to post them at another link!
I'm not Haile so i can't answer for him, but maybe people don't read the other posts, but just post anyway if this is the case they won't see your post or mine
Or they could be trying to be funny
Stevie G www.miles4miles.co.uk wrote (see)
Haile,Do you think people are trying to be funny, or just are just completey unobservant posting questions here when they've clearly been told to post them at another link!
Haile - what is the most amount of pints you've ever drank and still remained standing?
who is your favourite member of Westlife?
@Edward. Thxs for that. I'm well aware of them drinking but it's the gel issue that I'm intrigued by.
I too get through my long runs without gels but I'm interested in refuelling for max effect (by pros) in races. I'm looking at 2 33 at London so any pro help I can get would be valuable.
I am trying to run sub 1:30 for a half marathon at freckleton in June. My current best is 1:32. Are you available to be my pacemaker? I would be eternally grateful!
My cousin married an Ethiopian girl last year and she got me an Ethiopia vest so, if you wear yours too, we will look like a team.
You are the greatest.
Can't you ask Paula to help you, Steve.
Rob-H wrote (see)
Hi Hailewho is your favourite member of Westlife?
Sorry to break it to you Rob, but they disbanded several years ago.
However if you wanted to know Hailie's favourite member of Glee cast or JLS, then you might get an answer.
Keir wrote (see)
Rob-H wrote (see)Hi Hailewho is your favourite member of Westlife? Sorry to break it to you Rob, but they disbanded several years ago. However if you wanted to know Hailie's favourite member of Glee cast or JLS, then you might get an answer.
M...eldy wrote (see)
Dear HaileHave you ever heard of the Bromley Vets?
You should have asked: Have you heard of Bromley Veterans Athletics Club?
I would ask Haile if he knows who owns Google......
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
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