Haile Gebrselassie: Career in pictures

Discover the highs and lows of Gebrselassie's extraordinary racing career.

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Ethiopian long-distance track and road athlete Haile Gebrselassie has announced his retirement from competitive running. The 42-year-old confirmed his decision after the Greater Manchester Run on Sunday.

In one of the most successful running careers of all time, over the past 25 years Gebrselassie amassed 27 world records, two Olympic medals and eight world titles.

We've trawled the archives to find some of the career highs and lows faced by the world's greatest distance runner, to relive the moments that made Gebrselassie the running legend he is today.

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Amazing, I grew up watching this great man and he was a great influence on me getting in to running and then triathlons.

 Great to see him get the massive respect he deserves, could have delved deeper back to his humble beginnings and what he does for his country and running in general, but what a brilliant man. If he retires, then they should erect monuments in his name.

Posted: 11/11/2010 at 18:51

He's changed his mind now though hasn't he 
Posted: 27/11/2010 at 17:12

Spam on Christmas Da , you can shove it
Posted: 25/12/2010 at 10:28

Gambia's half marathon is set for the 26th of March 2016. Very exiting charity run in The Gambia. It gives runners the opportunity to visit The Gambia and have the most exiting race of your life. The race is challenging as the temperatures can be hot but hey; this race can be your personal challenge and holiday to The Gambia. 

All runners world members are invited... visit www.gambiavolunteers.org

Posted: 02/08/2015 at 00:57

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